Boteler, Alexander Robinson

Life Span
to
Full name
Alexander Robinson Boteler
Place of Birth
Burial Place
Birth Date Certainty
Exact
Death Date Certainty
Exact
Gender
Male
Race
White
Sectional choice
South
Origins
Slave State
No. of Spouses
1
Family
Henry Boteler (father), Helen Stockton Boteler (wife)
Education
Princeton (College of New Jersey)
Occupation
Politician
Farmer or Planter
Church or Religious Denomination
Presbyterian
Political Parties
Whig
American Party (Know Nothings or Nativists)
Government
US House of Representatives
Military
Confederate Army

Alexander Robinson Boteler (Congressional Biographical Directory)

Reference
BOTELER, Alexander Robinson, a Representative from Virginia; born in Shepherdstown, Jefferson County, Va. (now West Virginia), May 16, 1815; was graduated from Princeton College in 1835; engaged in agriculture and literary pursuits; elected as the candidate of the Opposition Party to the Thirty-sixth Congress (March 4, 1859-March 3, 1861); during the Civil War entered the Confederate Army and was a member of Stonewall Jackson’s staff; chosen by the State convention a Representative from Virginia to the Confederate Provisional Congress November 19, 1861; elected from Virginia to the Confederate Congress, serving from February 1862 to February 1864; appointed a member of the Centennial Commission in 1876; appointed a member of the Tariff Commission by President Arthur and subsequently made pardon clerk in the Department of Justice by Attorney General Brewster; died in Shepherdstown, Jefferson County, W.Va., May 8, 1892; interment in Elmwood Cemetery.
“Boteler, Alexander Robinson,” Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774 to Present, http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=B000653.
Chicago Style Entry Link
Boteler, Alexander. "Recollections of the John Brown Raid by a Virginian Who Witnessed the Fight." Century Magazine 26 (1883): 399-411. view record
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