Adam Rankin Alexander Edit Profile
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.
Alexander worked as a surveyor, and afterwards, he was the register of the land office for the tenth surveyors' district in Madison County, Tennessee. 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.
Alexander represented Shelby County, Tennessee at the Tennessee constitutional convention in 1834. Alexander died on November 1, 1848 at age 67 years, in Marshall County, Mississippi. He is interred at Pryor Family Cemetery in Marshall County, Mississippi.
Alexander's five times great-grandchildren are actors Ben Affleck and Casey Affleck.
Democratic-Republican Party, Democratic Party.
He was a member of the court of Madison County in 1821. He became a member of the Tennessee Senate in 1817. He was a member of the Tennessee House of Representatives in 1841 and 1843.