Evan Shelby Alexander

Evan Shelby Alexander (* 1767 in Mecklenburg County, North Carolina, † October 28, 1809 ) was an American politician. Between 1806 and 1809 he represented the State of North Carolina in the U.S. House of Representatives.


The exact date of birth, birth and place of death of Evan Alexander are not known. He was a cousin of Congressman and Governor Nathaniel Alexander ( 1756-1808 ). He attended the common schools and then to 1787 the Princeton College. After a subsequent study of law and qualifying as a lawyer, he began to work in Salisbury in this profession. At the same time he proposed as a member of the Democratic-Republican Party a political career. From 1796 to 1803 he sat as an MP in the House of Representatives from North Carolina. He was also a 1799-1809 curator of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Following the resignation of his cousin Nathaniel Alexander as a congressman, he was at the due election for the tenth seat of North Carolina as his successor in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he took up his new mandate on 24 February 1806. After a re-election, he could remain until March 3, 1809 Congress. Evan Alexander died in the year of his retirement from Congress on 28 October 1809.