Alexander P. Field
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Alexander P. Field
Alexander Pope Field
21st Attorney General of Louisiana

1872 - August 19, 1876
GovernorP. B. S. Pinchback
William Pitt Kellogg
Simeon Belden
William H. Hunt
6th Illinois Secretary of State

George Forquer
Stephen A. Douglas
4th Secretary of the Wisconsin Territory

April 23, 1841 - October 30, 1843
John Tyler
GovernorHenry Dodge
James Duane Doty
Francis J. Dunn
George R. C. Floyd
Personal details
Alexander Pope Field

(1800-11-30)November 30, 1800
Louisville, Kentucky
DiedAugust 19, 1876(1876-08-19) (aged 75)
Political party
  • Eliza Worthington Owings
  • (m. 1841; died 1863)
  • Alice Owings (Smith)
  • (b. 1843; died 1940)
  • Alexander Pope Field
  • (b. 1846; died 1868)
  • Julia Eliza (Dutcher)
  • (b. 1849; died 1897)
  • Eugene Field
  • (b. 1852; died 1900)
MotherJane (Pope) Field
FatherAbner Field
Professionlawyer, politician
Military service
Allegiance United States
Branch/service United States Army
Battles/warsBlack Hawk War

Alexander Pope Field (November 30, 1800 – August 19, 1876) was an American lawyer and politician. He was the 21st Attorney General of Louisiana, the 6th Illinois Secretary of State, and the 4th Secretary of the Wisconsin Territory.


Born in Louisville, Kentucky, he moved to Jonesboro, Illinois, studied law, and was admitted to the Illinois bar. His uncle was Nathaniel Pope. From 1822 until 1828, he served in the Illinois House of Representatives and supported Andrew Jackson as a Democrat and later became a Whig. He served in the United States Army, in the Black Hawk War of 1832 and was brigade inspector. From 1829 until 1840, he served as Illinois Secretary of State. Field moved to Wisconsin Territory and served as the territory's secretary from 1841 to 1843.[1] He then moved to Saint Louis, Missouri, in 1845.[2]

In 1849, Field moved to New Orleans, Louisiana, and was elected Louisiana Attorney General serving from 1873 until his death.[3]


  1. ^ History of Crawford and Richland Counties, Wisconsin. Springfield, Ill.: Springfield Publishing Company. 1884. p. 35.
  2. ^ Frank E. Stevens. "Alexander Pope Field". Journal of the Illinois Historical Society, vol. 4, no. 1 (April 1911): 7-37.
  3. ^ Dictionary of Louisiana Biography. Louisiana Historical Society.
Political offices
Preceded by
George Forquer
Secretary of State of Illinois
Succeeded by
Stephen A. Douglas
Legal offices
Preceded by
Simeon Beldon
Attorney General of Louisiana
Succeeded by
William H. Hunt

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