Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774-1949

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Hanson, Alexander Contee

Hanson, Alexander Contee (grandson of John Hanson and grandnephew of Benjamin Contee), a Representative and a Senator from Maryland; born in Annapolis, Md., February 27, 1786; attended local private schools, and was graduated from St. John’s College, Annapolis, in 1802; studied law; was admitted to the bar and commenced practice in Annapolis, Md.; member of the State house of delegates 1811-1815; established and edited the Federal Republican in Baltimore, and on June 18, 1812, two days after war was declared, a mob, irritated by his articles denouncing the administration, destroyed the office; he issued the paper from another building one week later and escaped serious injury from a mob only by seeking police protection; moved the paper to Georgetown, D.C., where he published it unmolested; moved to Rockville, Md.; elected as a Federalist to the Thirteenth and Fourteenth Congresses and served from March 4, 1813, until his resignation in 1816; unsuccessful candidate in 1816 for election to the State house of delegates; elected to the United States Senate to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Robert G. Harper and served from December 20, 1816, until his death on his estate, "Belmont," near Elkridge, Howard County, Md., April 23, 1819; interment in the family burial ground.

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Chicago: U.S. Congress, "Hanson, Alexander Contee," Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774-1949 in U.S. Congress, Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774–1949 (Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1950), P.1264 Original Sources, accessed April 22, 2024, http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=8TPQYWKGQMQ4BJV.

MLA: U.S. Congress. "Hanson, Alexander Contee." Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774-1949, in U.S. Congress, Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774–1949 (Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1950), P.1264, Original Sources. 22 Apr. 2024. http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=8TPQYWKGQMQ4BJV.

Harvard: U.S. Congress, 'Hanson, Alexander Contee' in Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774-1949. cited in , U.S. Congress, Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774–1949 (Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1950), P.1264. Original Sources, retrieved 22 April 2024, from http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=8TPQYWKGQMQ4BJV.