Alexander McKim

Alexander McKim ( born January 10, 1748 in Brandywine, New Castle County, Delaware; † January 18, 1832 in Baltimore, Maryland ) was an American politician. Between 1809 and 1815 he represented the state of Maryland in the U.S. House of Representatives.


Alexander McKim enjoyed an academic education and then moved to Baltimore, where he struck a political career. In 1778 he sat in the House of Representatives of Maryland. During the Revolutionary War he was a soldier in independent units from Maryland. End of the 1790s he joined, founded by Thomas Jefferson Democratic- Republican Party. Between 1806 and 1810 he was a member of the Senate of Maryland.

In the congressional elections of 1808 McKim was in the fifth electoral district of Maryland in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he became the successor of William McCreery on March 4, 1809. After two re- election he was able to complete in Congress until March 3, 1815 three legislative periods. These were shaped by the events of the British -American War. After the end of his time in the U.S. House of Representatives McKim worked in retail. He later became Chief Judge of the court of guardianship for orphans in Baltimore County. He died on January 18, 1832 in Baltimore. His nephew Isaac McKim (1775-1838) was also a congressman.