Archives of Maryland
(Biographical Series)

Thomas Stockett Alexander (1801-1871)
MSA SC 3520-1806


Born December 23, 1801.  Attended St. John's College, Annapolis.  Studied law under Col. James Boyle.  Admitted to the bar, 1821.  Married Priscilla Ghiselin, November 30, 1830 in Brookfield; children Robert and Richard Galen.  Resided in Annapolis, Baltimore after 1851, and Newark, New Jersey after 1867.  Died of typhoid fever, December 4, 1871.  Buried in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, Newark.

Engaged in the private practice of law.  Auditor to the High Court of Chancery.  Member of the House of Delegates from Annapolis, 1836, 1837; member from Baltimore City, Special Session of 1861, 1862.  Author of Maryland Chancery Practice, 1839.  Director, Farmer's Bank of Maryland, elected 1839.  Counsel for the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad after 1851.  Solicitor for the State of Maryland, 1860s.  Visitor and governor, St. John's College.  Vestryman, St. Paul's Protestant Episcopal Church.  Unionist.

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