John Alexander (Ohio politician)

John Alexander ( born April 16, 1777 Crowsville, Spartanburg County, South Carolina, † June 28, 1848 in Xenia, Ohio ) was an American politician of the Democratic- Republican Party. From 1813 to 1817 he was a member of the House of Representatives of the United States for the 2nd Congressional District of the State of Ohio.


Alexander was born in Crowsville. After attending public schools, he moved in 1803 to Miami Castle. He studied law; However, the place is not known. After he was admitted to the bar in 1804, he moved to Xenia in 1805 and opened a law office there. At the Supreme Court of the United States, he was involved in several negotiations. In 1808 he was appointed prosecutor, he held this office until 1833.

As a representative of the Democratic-Republican Party, he sat from 1813 to 1817 for the 2nd District of Ohio in the U.S. House of Representatives. He was the first representative of the 2nd district since it only existed from 1813. Alexander stood for re-election, but was beaten John Wilson Campbell. After leaving the House he practiced again as heads of state and attorney. From 1822 to 1824 he sat in the Senate of Ohio; the House of Representatives from Ohio, he was a member for two terms. In 1834, he retired into private life. He died in 1848 in Xenia, and was interred in the Woodlawn Cemetery.