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ALEXANDER, Robert, member of the Continental congress, born in Baltimore, Maryland, about 1740; died probably in England after 1796. He was elected a member of the people's committee, 12 November, 1774, and of the Provincial convention of Maryland in 1775, and chosen a deputy to the Continental congress, 9 December, 1775, being re-elected, 4 July, 1776, but soon after the promulgation of the Declaration of Independence he sailed for England with other Baltimore loyalists. He was afterward appointed agent for Maryland loyalists to present and prosecute their claims before the British government.
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