The Full Wiki

More info on Alexander Barkley

Alexander Barkley: Wikis

Advertisements
  

Note: Many of our articles have direct quotes from sources you can cite, within the Wikipedia article! This article doesn't yet, but we're working on it! See more info or our list of citable articles.

Encyclopedia

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Alexander Barkley (May 4, 1817 Argyle, Washington County, New York - January 2, 1893 Argyle, Washington County, NY) was an American politician from New York.

Life

He was the son of James Barkley (1789-1843) and Margaret (MacDougall) Barkley (1795-1857).

In 1861, he was appointed Superintendent of Canal Repairs for Sections 1 and 2 of the Champlain Canal.

In 1868, he ran for Canal Commissioner on the Republican ticket but was defeated by Democrat Oliver Bascom. In 1870, he ran again but was again defeated, this time by the incumbent Democrat George W. Chapman. In 1871, he ran again and was elected, being in office from 1872 to 1874. In 1874, he was defeated for re-election by Democrat Adin Thayer. During the investigation of the Canal Ring, Barkley was indicted by a grand jury in Buffalo, New York for conspiracy.

He was buried at the Prospect Hill Cemetery in Argyle, NY.

Sources

Advertisements

Advertisements






Got something to say? Make a comment.
Your name
Your email address
Message