Alexander Newman

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Alexander Newman (October 5, 1804 – September 8, 1849) was a nineteenth-century politician from Virginia.

Born near Orange, Virginia, Newman had pursued in an academic course. He held several local offices before serving in the Virginia House of Delegates from 1836 to 1838 and in the Virginia Senate from 1841 to 1846. He was postmaster of Wheeling, Virginia (now West Virginia) from 1846 to 1849 and was elected a Democrat to the United States House of Representatives in 1848, serving from March 4 until his death on September 8, 1849 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Newman was interred in Old First Street Cemetery in Moundsville, Virginia (now West Virginia).

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U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
William G. Brown
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Virginia's 15th congressional district

March 4, 1849 – September 8, 1849 (obsolete district)
Succeeded by
Thomas Haymond