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Alexander W. Gregg

Alexander White Gregg (January 31, 1855 – April 30, 1919) was a Democratic member of the United States House of Representatives between 1903 and 1919.

Alexander W. Gregg
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Harris & Ewing photo, circa 1918
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Texas's 7th district
In office
March 4, 1903 – March 3, 1919
Preceded byRobert Lee Henry
Succeeded byClay Stone Briggs
Personal details
Born(1855-01-31)January 31, 1855
Centerville, Texas
DiedApril 30, 1919(1919-04-30) (aged 64)
Palestine, Texas
Political partyDemocratic

Early lifeEdit

Gregg was born in Centerville, Texas on January 31, 1855. As a child, he went to a public school. He attended King College in Bristol, Tennessee, graduating in 1874 and later studied law at the University of Virginia at Charlottesville. He was admitted to the Texas bar in 1878 and commenced practice in Palestine, Texas.

Political careerEdit

Gregg served in the Texas Senate between 1886-1888. He ran for Texas's 7th congressional district, and held a seat there between 1903 - 1919. He served as Chairman of the Committee on War Claims (1913–1919). He did not run for re-election in 1918 and died a month after his term ended in Palestine, Texas, and is buried in East Hill Cemetery.

ReferencesEdit

  • United States Congress. "Alexander W. Gregg (id: G000441)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Robert Lee Henry
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Texas's 7th congressional district

1903–1919
Succeeded by
Clay Stone Briggs
Political offices
Preceded by
Thetus W. Sims
Tennessee
Chairman of House War Claims Committee
1913–1919
Succeeded by
Benjamin K. Focht
Pennsylvania