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Holmes Alexander

Born: Jan 19, 1906

Death: Dec 5, 1985

Birthplace: Parkersburg

Profession: Writer

Nationality: United States

Holmes Alexander

Date of Birth : Jan 19, 1906
Date of Death : Dec 5, 1985
Birth Place : Parkersburg

Holmes Moss Alexander was an American historian, journalist, syndicated columnist, and politician, originally from Parkersburg, West Virginia. From 1931 to 1935, Alexander was a member of the all-Democratic delegation from Baltimore County to the Maryland House of Delegates. Typical of Alexander's newspaper columns was one that he wrote on Democratic Governor George Wallace of Alabama, who when term-limited in 1966 ran his wife, Lurleen Burns Wallace, as a surrogate gubernatorial candidate, against Republican U.S. Representative James D. Martin. Known for his opposition to school desegregation, Wallace procured passage of a series of state laws promptly struck down by federal courts, who required the implementation of Brown v. Board of Education. Alexander writes: "Though Wallace has lost every fight with Washington, Alabamians are convinced he has come off the winner." Alexander's books include The American Talleyrand: Martin Van Buren, Aaron Burr: The Proud Pretender, American Nabob, and Selena: A Romantic Novel.


  • Writer
  • Journalist
  • Historian

Also known as

  • Holmes Moss Alexander
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