Alexander, De Alva Standwood

Alexander, De Alva Standwood

(1845–1925) U.S. representative, historian; born in Richmond, Maine. A member of the Ohio Volunteer Infantry during the Civil War, he was a teacher and newspaperman in Indiana before becoming a lawyer in 1877. In 1885 he moved his practice to Buffalo, N.Y.; he served this district as a Republican congressman (1897–1911). He wrote a three-volume Political History of the State of New York (1906–09) and The History and Procedure of the House of Representatives (1916).
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