ORR, Alexander Dalrymple

1761–1835

Biography

ORR, Alexander Dalrymple, (nephew of William Grayson), a Representative from Kentucky; born in Alexandria, Loudoun County, Va., November 6, 1761; attended the local schools; about 1782 moved to Bourbon County, Ky. (then a part of Virginia), thence to a plantation on the Ohio River below Maysville, Mason County, Ky., and engaged in agricultural pursuits; member of the Virginia house of delegates in 1790; elected to the state senate in 1792 and served until his election to Congress; upon the admission of Kentucky as a state into the Union was elected as an Anti-Administration candidate to the Second and Third Congresses and reelected as a Republican to the Fourth Congress and served from November 8, 1792, to March 3, 1797; resumed agricultural pursuits in Mason County near Maysville; died in Paris, Bourbon County, Ky., June 21, 1835; interment in Paris Cemetery.

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External Research Collections

The Filson Historical Society
Special Collections

Louisville, KY
Papers: 1788, 1 item. A commission from December 20, 1788, appointing Alexander Orr to the rank of lieutenant colonel in the militia in Mason County, Kentucky.
Papers: 1794-1800, 2 items. These items of Alexander Orr include a letter written on December 27, 1794. In the letter, Alexander Orr discusses business and financial affairs, and congressional activities. A letter written by Alexander Orr on December 20, 1800 concerns household goods.

Wisconsin Historical Society
Archives Division

Madison, WI
Papers: In the Draper Manuscripts: Simon Kenton Papers, 1755-1836, 1.5 cubic feet. Subjects include Alexander D. Orr.
Papers: In the Draper Manuscripts: Kentucky Papers, 1768-1892, 6 cubic feet. Subjects include Alexander D. Orr.
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