Hugh Quincy Alexander

Hugh Quincy Alexander ( born August 7, 1911 at Glendon, North Carolina, † September 17, 1989 in Kannapolis, North Carolina ) was an American politician. He represented the state of North Carolina 1953-1963 as a deputy in the U.S. House of Representatives.


Born on a farm in Moore County Hugh Alexander attended the public school and Duke University, where he graduated in 1932. Then he began to study law at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. His admission to the bar he received in 1937 and worked for some years as a lawyer in Kannapolis. When the Second World War broke out, he enlisted in the United States Navy. He served there from 1942 to 1946, including 34 months overseas. After the war, Alexander was 1947 and 1949 elected to the House of Representatives from North Carolina. He then worked from 1950 to 1952 as a lawyer at the recorder's court of the Cabarrus County. In 1951 he was part of the leadership of the American Legion.

Alexander was elected in 1952 for the Democrats in the 38th Congress of the United States. In addition, he was the successor of the control Appropriations Committee Chairman Robert L. Doughton. Alexander was re-elected four times, where he was never able to reach a safe state in his district. This has two reasons: First, there was always larger liberal trends and secondly to growing Republican influence in the district. During his tenure, he participated in the constitution of the Southern Manifesto, which spoke out against racial integration in public institutions.

North Carolina lost according to the census of 1960, a congressional district, the state Legislature saw a chance to prevent the re-election of Mr Charles R. Jonas from Charlotte, then the only Republican among the delegates from North Carolina. Some areas that voted predominantly Republican, were added to the district of Alexander. However, the intended effect is not entered, what was clear in the 1962 election, but lost in the Jonas in his new district easily won and Alexander with less than one percentage point compared to the Republicans Jim Broyhill.