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).
The Cambridge Dictionary of American Biography, by John S. Bowman. Copyright © Cambridge University Press 1995. Reproduced with permission.
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