James C. Alvord

James Church Alvord (April 14, 1808 – September 27, 1839) was a U.S. Representative from Massachusetts.

James Church Alvord
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Massachusetts's 6th district
In office
March 4, 1839 – September 27, 1839
Preceded byGeorge Grennell Jr.
Succeeded byOsmyn Baker
Member of the Massachusetts Senate
In office
Personal details
BornApril 14, 1808
Greenwich, Massachusetts
DiedSeptember 27, 1839(1839-09-27) (aged 31)
Greenfield, Massachusetts
Resting placeFederal Street Cemetery
Political partyWhig
Alma materDartmouth College

Born in Greenwich, Massachusetts, Alvord completed preparatory studies and was graduated from Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, in 1827. He studied law and was admitted to the bar in 1830, commencing the practice of his profession in Greenfield, Massachusetts. He served as member of the State house of representatives in 1837. He served in the State senate in 1838.

Alvord was elected as a Whig to the Twenty-sixth Congress and served from March 4, 1839, until his death in Greenfield, Massachusetts, on September 27, 1839, before the Congress assembled. He was interred in Federal Street Cemetery.

See alsoEdit


  • United States Congress. "James C. Alvord (id: A000168)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
  • BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCH OF JAMES C. ALVORD The American jurist and law magazine page 373, 1843.
U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Massachusetts's 6th congressional district

March 4, 1839 – September 27, 1839
Succeeded by
Political offices
Preceded by
Member of the Massachusetts House of Representatives
Succeeded by
Preceded by
Member of the Massachusetts State Senate
Succeeded by

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