Alexander Newman

Alexander Newman ( * October 5, 1804 in Orange, Orange County, Virginia; † September 8, 1849 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania ) was an American politician. In 1849, he represented the state of Virginia in the U.S. House of Representatives.


After a good education Alexander Newman has held several local offices in his home. At the same time he proposed as a member of the Democratic Party launched a political career. From 1836 to 1838 he sat in the House of Representatives from Virginia; 1841-1846 he was a member of the State Senate. Then he was postmaster until 1849 in Wheeling in today's West Virginia.

In the congressional elections of 1848, Newman was in the 15th electoral district of Virginia in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he became the successor of William Gay Brown on March 4, 1849. This mandate he was able to exercise until his death on 8 September of the same year. He died during a visit to Pittsburgh and was buried in Moundsville.