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Lewis McKenzie


Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Virginia's 7th district
In office
February 16, 1863 – March 3, 1863
January 31, 1870 – March 3, 1871
Preceded by Charles H. Upton
Lewis McKenzie
Succeeded by Lewis McKenzie
Elliott M. Braxton

Born October 7, 1810(1810-10-07)
Alexandria, Virginia, U.S.
Died June 28, 1895 (aged 84)
Alexandria, Virginia, U.S.
Political party Unionist, Conservative
Profession Politician, Merchant, Railroad President

Lewis McKenzie (October 7, 1810 – June 28, 1895) was a nineteenth century politician, merchant and railroad president from Virginia.

Biography

Born in Alexandria, Virginia, McKenzie pursued an academic course as a young adult and prominently engaged in shipping and mercantile pursuits. He was a member of the city council of Alexandria from 1855 to 1859 and was mayor of the city from 1861 to 1863. McKenzie was elected a Unionist to the United States House of Representatives to fill a vacancy in 1863, serving from February to March of that year and afterward returned to the Alexandria city council, serving again until 1866 and returning a third time in 1868, serving again until 1870. He returned to the House as a Conservative in 1869, serving from 1870 to 1871, became president of the Washington and Ohio Railroad and was appointed postmaster of Alexandria in 1878. McKenzie returned to the city council for the last time in 1887, serving until 1891. He died in Alexandria on June 28, 1895 and was interred there in Presbyterian Cemetery.

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Preceded by
Charles H. Upton
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Virginia's 7th congressional district

February 16, 1863 – March 3, 1863
Succeeded by
Lewis McKenzie(1)
Preceded by
Lewis McKenzie(1)
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Virginia's 7th congressional district

January 31, 1870 – March 3, 1871
Succeeded by
Elliott M. Braxton
Notes and references
1. Because of Virginia's secession, the House seat was vacant for almost seven years and McKenzie ended up succeeding himself for the seat.
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