Henry P. Alexander


Henry P. Alexander

Henry Porteous Alexander (September 13, 1801 - February 22, 1867) was a U.S. Representative from New York.

Born in Little Falls, New York, Alexander attended the public schools.He engaged in mercantile pursuits in Little Falls.He also engaged in banking.He served as president of the village of Little Falls in 1834 and 1835.He became president of the Herkimer County Bank at Little Falls in 1839 and served until his death.He was an unsuccessful candidate for election in 1846 to the Thirtieth Congress.

Alexander was elected as a Whig to the Thirty-first Congress (March 4, 1849-March 3, 1851).He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1850 to the Thirty-second Congress.He resumed his former business pursuits.He died in Little Falls, New York, February 22, 1867.He was interred in Church Street Cemetery.

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* [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=7254638 Henry P. Alexander] at Find-A-Grave


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