|United States Senator
March 4, 1831 – June 6, 1833
|Preceded by||David Barton|
|Succeeded by||Lewis F. Linn|
Jefferson County, Kentucky
|Died||June 6, 1833 (aged 47–48)
Cape Girardeau County, Missouri
Alexander Buckner (1785 – June 6, 1833) was a United States Senator from Missouri. Born in Jefferson County, Kentucky, he studied law and moved to Charleston, Indiana in 1812. He moved to Missouri in 1818 and settled near Jackson; he practiced law and also engaged in agricultural pursuits. He was appointed by the Territorial Governor as circuit attorney for the Cape Girardeau district, and was president of the State constitutional convention in 1820. He was a member of the Missouri Senate from 1822 to 1826 and was elected to the U.S. Senate, serving from March 4, 1831, until his death due to cholera in Cape Girardeau County, 1833. Interment was on his farm in Cape Girardeau County; reinterment was in City Cemetery, Cape Girardeau, in 1897.
|United States Senate|
|United States Senator (Class 3) from Missouri
Served alongside: Thomas H. Benton
Lewis F. Linn
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