ALEXANDER, Evan Shelby, (ca. 1767 - 1809)


ALEXANDER, Evan Shelby, (cousin of Nathaniel Alexander), a Representative from North Carolina; born in Mecklenburg County, N.C., about 1767; attended the common schools; was graduated from Princeton College in 1787; studied law; was admitted to the bar and commenced practice in Salisbury, Rowan County, N.C.; member of the State house of commons 1796-1803; trustee of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill 1799-1809; elected as a Republican to the Ninth Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Nathaniel Alexander; reelected to the Tenth Congress and served from February 24, 1806, to March 3, 1809; died October 28, 1809.