Alexander D. Sims

Alexander Dromgoole Sims ( born June 12, 1803 Randall's Ordinary, Brunswick County, Virginia; † November 22, 1848 in Kingstree, South Carolina ) was an American politician. From 1845 to 1848 he represented the state of South Carolina in the U.S. House of Representatives.


Alexander Sims was the nephew of George Dromgoole (1797-1847), who represented 1835-1848 with an interruption of the State of Virginia in Congress. Sims first attended the common schools and then studied at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He then completed until 1823, the Union College in Schenectady (New York). After a subsequent study of law and qualifying as a lawyer, he began to practice in his new profession. In 1826, Sims moved to Darlington, South Carolina. There he directed in 1827 the Darlington Academy. Since 1829, he worked as a lawyer. He also dealt with literary matters.

Politically Sims member of the Democratic Party. Between 1840 and 1843 he sat as an MP in the House of Representatives from South Carolina. In 1844 he was in the fourth constituency of South Carolina in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he became the successor of John Campbell on March 4, 1845. In the years 1846 and 1848 Sims was confirmed in each case. However, he died only a few days after his last re-election on 22 November 1848. Therefore he could see the new legislature no longer be standing in Congress. After a by-election John McQueen took his seat. Sims was considered a strong supporter of slavery. His time in the House of Representatives was determined by the events of the Mexican-American War.

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