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Mark Alexander, politician (February 7, 1792 – October 7, 1883) was a nineteenth-century lawyer from Virginia.

Born on a plantation near Boydton, Virginia, Alexander attended the public schools as a child and graduated from the University of North Carolina in 1811. He studied law and was admitted to the bar, commencing practice in Boydton. He was a member of the Virginia House of Delegates from 1815 to 1819 before he was elected a Democratic-Republican, Crawford Republican and Jacksonian to the United States House of Representatives in 1818, serving from 1819 to 1833. Their, Alexander served a chairman of the Committee on the District of Columbia from 1825 to 1829. After declining renomination in 1832, he was a delegate to the Virginia Constitutional Convention from 1829 to 1830 and was again a member of the House of Delegates from 1845 to 1846. Alexander then retired from political life and engaged in managing his large estate until his death in Scotland Neck, North Carolina on October 7, 1883. He was interred in Episcopal Church Cemetery in Scotland Neck.

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Preceded by
Thomas M. Nelson
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Virginia's 18th congressional district

March 4, 1819 – March 3, 1823 (obsolete district)
Succeeded by
Joseph Johnson
Preceded by
William McCoy
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Virginia's 4th congressional district

March 4, 1823 – March 3, 1833
Succeeded by
James Gholson


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