Archives of Maryland
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Alexander Randall (1803-1881)
MSA SC 3520-1504

Biography:

Born in Annapolis, January 3, 1803.  Son of John Randall and wife Deborah Knapp. Episcopalian. Attended St. John's College, Annapolis.  Admitted to the bar, 1824.  Married (1) Catharine Wirt, 8 children, including John Wirt Randall (1845-1912); (2) Elizabeth Philpot Blanchard, 7 children.  Died in Annapolis, November 21, 1881.  Interred in St. Anne's Cemetery, Annapolis.

Auditor, Chancery Court, 1833-40. Commissioner for receiving subscriptions to the Annapolis & Potomac Canal Company, 1836. Delegate, Constitutional Convention of 1850, Anne Arundel County. Attorney General, 1865-67.

Member, U.S House of Representatives, 1841-43. Delegate, Republican National Convention, 1872.

Practiced law in Annapolis with his nephew, Alexander B. Hagner, 1855-81. Trustee, St. John's College, Annapolis; General Theological Seminary.. President, Farmers' National Bank, 1877-81; State Temperance Society, 1834; Annapolis Water & Gas Company.

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