CALDWELL, Alexander, a Senator from Kansas; born at Drakes Ferry, Huntingdon County, Pa., March 1, 1830; attended the public schools; enlisted in 1847 as a private in the Mexican War; moved to Columbia, Pa., in 1848; employed in a bank and subsequently went into business for himself; moved to Leavenworth, Kans., in 1861 and engaged in the transportation of military supplies to the various posts on the plains; engaged in the building of railroads, especially the Missouri River and Kansas Central Railroad; elected as a Republican to the United States Senate and served from March 4, 1871, to March 24, 1873, when he resigned; manufactured wagons and carriages 1877- 1897; president of the First National Bank of Leavenworth 1897-1915; died in Kansas City, Mo., May 19, 1917; interment in Mount Muncie Cemetery, Leavenworth, Kans.
Father: James E. CALDWELL b: in County Donegal, Ireland
Mother: Jane Matilda DRAKE b: 1810 in Mifflin Co., PA
Marriage 1 Pace A. HEISE b: FEB 1835 in Lancaster Co., PA
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