James C. Alvord

This article is about the politician. For the 20th century poet, see James Church Alvord.
James Church Alvord
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Massachusetts's 6th district
In office
March 4, 1839  September 27, 1839
Preceded by George Grennell, Jr.
Succeeded by Osmyn Baker
Personal details
Born April 14, 1808
Greenwich, Massachusetts
Died September 27, 1839(1839-09-27) (aged 31)
Greenfield, Massachusetts
Resting place Federal Street Cemetery
Political party Whig
Alma mater Dartmouth College

James Church Alvord (April 14, 1808 – September 27, 1839) was a U.S. Representative from Massachusetts.

Born in Greenwich, Massachusetts, Alvord completed preparatory studies and was graduated from Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, in 1827. He studied law and was admitted to the bar in 1830, commencing the practice of his profession in Greenfield, Massachusetts. He served as member of the State house of representatives in 1837. He served in the State senate in 1838.

Alvord was elected as a Whig to the Twenty-sixth Congress and served from March 4, 1839, until his death in Greenfield, Massachusetts, on September 27, 1839, before the Congress assembled. He was interred in Federal Street Cemetery.


United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
George Grennell, Jr.
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Massachusetts's 6th congressional district

March 4, 1839 – September 27, 1839
Succeeded by
Osmyn Baker
Political offices
Preceded by
Member of the Massachusetts House of Representatives
Succeeded by
Preceded by
Member of the Massachusetts State Senate
Succeeded by

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