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John G. Alexander

John Grant Alexander (July 16, 1893 – December 8, 1971) was a Representative to the U.S. Congress from Minnesota; born in Texas Valley, Cortland County, New York; attended the public schools; was graduated from the law department of Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, in 1916; was admitted to the New York bar the same year; moved to Redwood Falls, in 1916; was admitted to the Minnesota bar in 1917 and commenced practice in Lynd; engaged in the banking business 1917 – 1923; during World War I served as a private in the Three Hundred and Eighty-sixth Ambulance Company in 1918; engaged in the insurance business and in real estate management in Minneapolis, in 1924; member of the Minnesota National Guard 1927 – 1937; elected as a Republican to the 76th congress, (January 3, 1939 – January 3, 1941); unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1940; unsuccessful candidate for Governor in 1942; resumed the business of real estate management and insurance; resided in Minneapolis, where he died December 8, 1971; interment in Lakewood Cemetery.

John G. Alexander
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Minnesota's 3rd district
In office
January 3, 1939 – January 3, 1941
Preceded byHenry Teigan
Succeeded byRichard Pillsbury Gale
Personal details
John Grant Alexander

(1893-07-16)July 16, 1893
Cortland County, New York;
DiedDecember 8, 1971(1971-12-08) (aged 78)
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Political partyRepublican
Alma materCornell University

External linksEdit

  • United States Congress. "John Grant Alexander (id: A000097)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
  • John Grant Alexander at Find a Grave
U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Henry Teigan
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Minnesota's 3rd congressional district

Succeeded by
Richard Pillsbury Gale