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Alexander Duncan (politician)

Alexander Duncan (1788 – March 23, 1853) was a U.S. Representative from Ohio.

Alexander Duncan
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Ohio's first district
In office
March 4, 1837 – March 3, 1841
Preceded byBellamy Storer
Succeeded byNathanael G. Pendleton
In office
March 4, 1843 – March 3, 1845
Preceded byNathanael G. Pendleton
Succeeded byJames J. Faran
Member of the Ohio House of Representatives
from the Hamilton County district
In office
December 1, 1828 – December 5, 1830
Serving with Elijah Hayward
Robert Todd Lytle
Samuel Reese
David T. Disney
George Graham
Preceded byElijah Hayward
John C. Short
Peter Bell
Succeeded bySamuel Reese
Daniel Stone
Leonard Armstrong
In office
December 5, 1831 – December 2, 1832
Serving with Daniel H. Hawes
David T. Disney
John Burgoyne
Preceded bySamuel Reese
Daniel Stone
Leonard Armstrong
Succeeded byAdam N. Riddle
David T. Disney
Samuel Bond
Israel Brown
Member of the Ohio Senate
from the Hamilton County district
In office
December 3, 1832 – November 30, 1834
Serving with David T. Disney
Samuel R. Miller
Preceded byJonathan Cilley
Samuel R. Miller
Succeeded byHenry Morse
David T. Disney
Personal details
Born1788
Bottle Hill, New Jersey
DiedMarch 23, 1853
Madisonville, Cincinnati, Ohio
Resting placeLaurel Cemetery
Political partyDemocratic

Born in Bottle Hill (now Madison), Morris County, New Jersey, Duncan studied and practiced medicine. He moved to Ohio and settled in Cincinnati. He served as member of the Ohio House of Representatives in 1828, 1829, 1831, and 1832. He served in the Ohio Senate 1832–1834.

Duncan was elected as a Democrat to the Twenty-fifth and Twenty-sixth Congresses (March 4, 1837 – March 3, 1841). He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1840 to the Twenty-seventh Congress but came back to win a seat in the Twenty-eighth Congress (March 4, 1843 – March 3, 1845). He did not run in 1844 for reelection to the Twenty-ninth Congress but instead resumed the practice of his profession.

He died in Madisonville (now a part of Cincinnati), Hamilton County, Ohio, March 23, 1853 and is interred in Laurel Cemetery.

SourcesEdit

  • United States Congress. "Alexander Duncan (id: D000528)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.

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U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Bellamy Storer
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Ohio's 1st congressional district

1837–1841
Succeeded by
Nathanael G. Pendleton
Preceded by
Robert Todd Lytle
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Ohio's 1st congressional district

1843–1845
Succeeded by
James J. Faran