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Joshua Willis Alexander

Joshua Willis Alexander (January 22, 1852 – February 27, 1936) was United States Secretary of Commerce from December 16, 1919 - March 4, 1921 in the administration of President Woodrow Wilson. He was born in Ohio, but later moved to Gallatin, Missouri, where he engaged in local politics and business, eventually becoming a judge. He was a member of the United States House of Representatives from Missouri from 1907 until his resignation to become commerce secretary in 1919. He was a member of the United States Democratic Party.

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Joshua W. Alexander was a brother of the Delta Kappa Epsilon fraternity (Phi chapter).

United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
Frank B. Klepper
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Missouri's 3rd congressional district

Succeeded by
Jacob L. Milligan
Political offices
Preceded by
William C. Redfield
United States Secretary of Commerce
Served under: Woodrow Wilson

December 16, 1919–March 4, 1921
Succeeded by
Herbert Hoover


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