Alfred H. Powell

Alfred H. Powell (* March 6, 1781 in Loudoun County, Virginia, † 1831 ) was an American politician. Between 1825 and 1827 he represented the state of Virginia in the U.S. House of Representatives.


Alfred Powell attended after elementary school, the Princeton College. After studying law and qualifying as a lawyer, he began in 1800 to work in Winchester in this profession. At the same time he embarked on a political career. Between 1812 and 1819 he sat in the Senate of Virginia. In the 1820s he joined the movement to President John Quincy Adams and was a member of the National Republican Party.

In the congressional elections of 1824 Powell was in the 17th electoral district of Virginia in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he became the successor by Jared Williams on March 4, 1825. Until March 3, 1827 he was able to complete a term in Congress. This was marked by the fierce debate between supporters and opponents of the future President Andrew Jackson. Powell was one of the opponents of Jackson.

In 1830, Alfred Powell was a member at a meeting on the revision of the Constitution of Virginia. He died in 1831; his exact date of death is not known.

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