Adam Rankin Alexander
|Member of the U.S. House of Representatives|
from Tennessee's 9th district
March 4, 1823 - March 3, 1827
|Born||November 1, 1781|
Rockbridge County, Virginia
|Died||November 1, 1848 (aged 67)|
Marshall County, Mississippi
|Political party||Jacksonian Republican|
|Spouse(s)||Leah Reagan Alexander|
Mary Melissa Alexander
William Reagan Alexander
Jane Maria Alexander
James Henry Alexander
Margaret Ann Alexander
Joseph Brown Porter Alexander
Benjamin Newton Alexander
Martha Hill Alexander
Samuel Blair Houston Alexander
John Bell Pinkney Alexander
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During the War of 1812 Alexander served from October 4, 1813, to January 4, 1814. He served as a private in Captain William Dooley's Company; and as a Lieutenant and Quartermaster in Thomas McCrory's 2nd Regiment, West Tennessee Militia. He married Leah Reagan, of Virginia, on March 26, 1805, in Blount County, Tennessee.
Alexander worked as a surveyor, and afterwards, he was the register of the land office for the tenth surveyors' district in Madison County, Tennessee. He was a member of the court of Madison County in 1821. He became a member of the Tennessee Senate in 1817.
Elected as a Jacksonian Republican to the Eighteenth and as a Jacksonian to the succeeding Congress, Alexander served as a U.S. Representative from March 4, 1823, to March 3, 1827. He was an unsuccessful candidate for re-election to the Twentieth Congress in 1827, and lost his seat to frontiersman Davy Crockett.