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Alexander Caldwell


  • Alexander Caldwell was born on March 1 , 1830.

    He attended the public schools; enlisted in 1847 as a private in the Mexican War; moved to Columbia, Pa., in 1848; employed in a bank and subsequently went into business for himself; moved to Leavenworth, Kansas, in 1861 and engaged in the transportation of military supplies to the various posts on the plains; engaged in the building of railroads, especially the Missouri River and Kansas Central Railroad; elected as a Republican to the United States Senate and served from March 4, 1871, to March 24, 1873, when he resigned; manufactured wagons and carriages 1877-1897; president of the First National Bank of Leavenworth 1897-1915; died in Kansas City, Mo., May 19, 1917; interment in Mount Muncie Cemetery, Leavenworth, Kansas.

  • Education

    • He received a common school education, and in the Mexican war served as a private in the company commanded by his father.


    He was a devout Republican, speaking against Southern abuses against freed blacks and supporting the Enforcement act of 1871, which used the law against the Ku Klux Klan. He was named to the Senate committees on naval affairs, the District of Columbia, and mines and mining.

    Party affiliation: Republican Party


    • father: James Caldwell
    • mother: Jane Matilda Caldwell
    • Wife: Pace A. Heise
    Alexander Caldwell
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    Died May 19, 1917
    (aged 87)
    • 1853 - 1861
      Officer, Columbia Bank
      Leavenworth, Kansas, United States
    • 1861 - 1870
      Vice president, A.Caldwell & Company
      Leavenworth, Kansas, United States
    • March 4, 1871 - March 4, 1873
      United States senator, United States Senate
      Leavenworth, Kansas, United States
    • March 4, 1877 - March 24, 1897
      President of the company, Kansas Manufacturing Company
      Kansas City
    • 1897 - 1915
      The president of the company, the First National Bank of Leavenworth
      Leavenworth, Kansas, United States


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