Adam Rankin Alexander

Adam Rankin Alexander (* November 1, 1781 in Rockbridge County, Virginia; † November 1, 1848 in Jackson, Tennessee ) was an American politician. Between 1823 and 1827 he represented the state of Tennessee in the U.S. House of Representatives.


Adam Alexander worked as a land surveyor. Since 1817 he pursued in Tennessee as a member of the Democratic-Republican Party a political career. In that year he was elected to the State Senate. At that time he worked for the land registry office in Madison County. He was also a member of the District Court.

In the congressional elections of 1822 Alexander was in the second electoral district of Tennessee in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he took up his new mandate on March 4, 1823. This seat was left vacant in the previous legislative session, because the 1820 re- elected MP Henry Hunter Bryan was no longer permitted. After a re-election in 1824 in the ninth district, he was able to complete in Congress until March 3, 1827 two legislative sessions. These were overshadowed by the debate between supporters and opponents of the future President Andrew Jackson. Adam Alexander was a supporter of Jackson. In 1828, he was not confirmed.

1834 Alexander took part as a delegate to the Tennessee State Abolition Convention. In the years 1841-1843 he sat as an MP in the House of Representatives from Tennessee. He died on November 1, 1848, his 67th birthday, in Jackson and was buried in Pryor Cemetery in Marshall County in Mississippi.