James Alexander Edit Profile
He engaged in agricultural pursuits, in river transportation on the Ohio and Mississippi Rivers, and, later, in mercantile pursuits in St. Alexander was elected as a Whig to the Twenty-fifth Congress, holding office from March 4, 1837 to March 3, 1839. He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1838 to the Twenty-sixth Congress, and returned to St. Clairsville and resumed his former business pursuits. He purchased a large tract of property in Wheeling, Virginia (now West Virginia) in 1843 and moved to that city, living in retirement until his death.
He was an extensive owner of farming land in the State of Illinois.
He was a member of the Ohio House of Representatives in 1830 and again in 1833 and 1834, and served as associate judge of the Court of Common Pleas in 1831.