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Alexander Buckner (March 8, 1785 – June 6, 1833) was a United States Senator from Missouri.

Alexander Buckner
United States Senator
from Missouri
In office
March 4, 1831 – June 6, 1833
Preceded byDavid Barton
Succeeded byLewis F. Linn
Member of the Missouri Senate
In office
Personal details
Born(1785-03-08)March 8, 1785
Jefferson County, Kentucky
DiedJune 6, 1833(1833-06-06) (aged 48)
Cape Girardeau County, Missouri
Political partyJacksonian



Born in Jefferson County, Kentucky, he studied law and moved to Charlestown, Indiana in 1812. He moved to Missouri in 1818 and settled near Jackson; he practiced law and also engaged in agricultural pursuits. He was appointed by the Territorial Governor as circuit attorney for the Cape Girardeau district, and was president of the State constitutional convention in 1820. He was a member of the Missouri Senate from 1822 to 1826 and was elected to the U.S. Senate, serving from March 4, 1831, until his death due to cholera in Cape Girardeau County, 1833. Interment was on his farm in Cape Girardeau County; reinterment was in City Cemetery, Cape Girardeau, in 1897.

Buckner was instrumental in its founding of the Grand Lodge of Indiana and served as the first Grand Master of Masons in 1818.[1]

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ Smith, Dwight L. Goodly Heritage (Grand Lodge F. & A.M. of Indiana, 1968) pg.18

External linksEdit

  • United States Congress. "Alexander Buckner (id: B001030)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
  • Alexander Buckner at Find a Grave
U.S. Senate
Preceded by
David Barton
U.S. Senator (Class 3) from Missouri
Served alongside: Thomas H. Benton
Succeeded by
Lewis F. Linn