Alexander Mebane

Alexander Mebane (* November 26, 1744 in Hawfields, Alamance County, North Carolina; † July 5, 1795 ) was an American politician. Between 1793 and 1795 he represented the State of North Carolina in the U.S. House of Representatives.


Alexander Mebane grew up during the British colonial period and attended the public schools in Orange County. In the 1770s he joined the American Revolution. 1776, he was a delegate to the Provincial Congress for North Carolina. In the same year he was justice of the peace in his home and a year later, in 1777, he served as sheriff, police in Orange County. In 1783 and 1784 he was auditor in Hillsboro District. He was also in 1788 or 1789 a delegate to meetings, was to advise on which the Constitution of the United States. The ratification of the Constitution was in 1788 initially postponed for one year and only took place in 1789. Mebane was meanwhile also brigadier general of state militia.

Between 1787 and 1792 Mebane sat as an MP in the House of Representatives from North Carolina. He was an opponent of the federal government under President George Washington ( Anti- Administration). In the congressional elections of 1792, he was elected in the fourth constituency of North Carolina in the Council, meeting at this time in Philadelphia U.S. House of Representatives, where he became the successor of William Barry Grove on March 4, 1793. Until March 3, 1795 he was able to complete a term in Congress. He died a few months later, on July 5, 1795 in Hawfields. The place Mebane, North Carolina was named after him.