Alfred H. Powell

Alfred Harrison Powell (March 6, 1781 – August 1, 1831) was a U.S. Representative from Virginia.

Alfred H. Powell
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Virginia's 17th district
In office
March 4, 1825 – March 3, 1827
Preceded byJared Williams
Succeeded byRobert Allen
Member of the Virginia Senate from Frederick, Berkeley, Hampshire, Hardy, and Jefferson Counties
In office
Preceded byLewis Wolfe
Succeeded byConstituency abolished
Personal details
Born(1781-03-06)March 6, 1781
Loudoun County, Virginia
DiedAugust 1, 1831(1831-08-01) (aged 50)
Loudoun County, Virginia
Political partyDemocratic-Republican
Alma materPrinceton College

Born in Loudoun County, Virginia, Powell was graduated from Princeton College. He studied law, was admitted to the bar, and commenced practice in Winchester, Virginia in 1800. He also served as member of the state senate in 1812–1819.

Powell was elected as an Adams candidate to the Nineteenth Congress (March 4, 1825 – March 3, 1827). He served as delegate to the Virginia Constitutional Convention of 1829-1830. He died in Loudoun County, Virginia, in 1831.[1]


  • United States Congress. "Alfred H. Powell (id: P000478)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Jared Williams
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Virginia's 17th congressional district

Succeeded by
Robert Allen