Party affiliation: Democrat
John William Alexander, American lawyer. Bar: Texas 1979, United States Tax Court 1980, United States Court Claims 1980, United States District Court (eastern and western districts) Texas 1981, United States Court Appeals (5th and 11th circuits), Tennessee 1988. McCartney-McSwain scholar, Baylor University School Law, 1977-1978; named one of Outstanding Young Men American, National Junior Chamber of Commerce, 1983.
Chairman department English Blooming Grove (Texas) High School, 1973-1974. Instructor McLennan Community College, Waco, Texas, 1974-1976. Assistant professor Paul Quinn College, 1977-1978.
Associate attorney Robert Bruce Law Office, Mineola, Texas, 1979. Partner Carlock & Alexander, Winnsboro, 1979-1981. Private practice law, 1981-1987.
Partner Alexander & Boswell, since 1987. Board advisors 1st National Bank, Winnsboro, since 1984. Attorney City of Winnsboro, since 1981.
Assistant attorney City of Mineola, 1979-1981.
Board directors legal services E. Texas, since 1987, also president since 1988, Wood County (Texas) Child Welfare Board, Quitman, 1982-1984. Member American Bar Association, Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, Northeast Texas Bar Association (vice president 1982-1984, president since 1986, State Bar Texas Grievance Committee 1984-1989, chairman 1986-1988), Wood County Bar Association (president 1982-1983, vice president since 1986), Association Trial Lawyers American, Texas Bar Association (legal forms committee 1987-1988, disciplinary committee grievance commission 1984-1989, chairman 1986-1988), Winnsboro C. of Chamber (board directors 1982-1984, president 1984-1985), Autumn Trails Association, Rotary (president elect 1982-1983).