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McDILL, Alexander Stuart, physician, born in Crawford county, Pennsylvania, 18 March, 1822; died near Madison, Wisconsin, 12 November, 1875. He was educated at Alleghany college and Cleveland medical college, where he was graduated in 1848, and engaged in general practice in Pennsylvania till 1856, when he removed to Plover, Portage County, Wisconsin He was elected to the state house of representatives in 1861, and to the senate in 1863, was a presidential elector in 1864, and a member of the board of managers of the State hospital for the insane from 1862 till 1868, when he was chosen medical superintendent of that institution. When elected as a Republican to congress he resigned that post, and took his seat on 1 December, 1873. He was defeated at the next election by an Independent Reform candidate, and when his term ended, 4 March, 1875, resumed charge of the Madison insane hospital.
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