Lewis McKenzie

Lewis McKenzie ( born October 7, 1810 in Alexandria, Virginia, † June 28, 1895 ) was an American politician. In 1863 and from 1870 to 1871, he represented the state of Virginia in the U.S. House of Representatives.


After a good education Lewis McKenzie worked in the trade. He also embarked on a political career. From 1855 to 1859 he sat in the City Council of Alexandria. Between 1861 and 1863 he was mayor of that city. After the exclusion of Congressman Charles H. Upton McKenzie was a Unionist during the due election for the seventh seat of Virginia as his successor in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he took up his new mandate on February 16, 1863, which he held for a few weeks until the March 3, 1863 against the backdrop of civil war. After the mandate until 1870 was no longer occupied, as Virginia was no longer part of the Union.

From 1863-1866 and again 1868-1870 McKenzie was again in Alexandria City Council. After the readmission of Virginia to the Union, he was elected as a member of the short-lived Conservative Party again in the seventh election district of his state in Congress, where he finished the current legislative period between 31 January 1870 and March 3, 1871. Later he became president of the railway company Washington and Ohio Railroad. In 1878 he was postmaster at Alexandria; 1887-1891 he was the last time a member of the city council in his hometown. Lewis McKenzie died on 28 June 1895 in Alexandria, where he was also buried.