James Alexander (1920 - 1963)

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James Alexander
1920 - 1963
updated February 06, 2019
James Alexander was born on June 6, 1920. He died in March 1963 at age 42.


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James Alexander passed away in March 1963 at 42 years of age. He was born on June 6, 1920. There is no information about James's immediate family.
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In 1920, in the year that James Alexander was born, speakeasies replaced saloons as the center of social activity. After the 18th Amendment was ratified and selling alcohol became illegal, saloons closed and speakeasies took their place. Speakeasies, also called a blind pig or blind tiger, were "so called because of the practice of speaking quietly about such a place in public, or when inside it, so as not to alert the police or neighbors". There were a lot of them and they were very popular. And where saloons often prohibited women, they were encouraged at speakeasies because of the added profits.

In 1935, he was merely 15 years old when on August 14, the Social Security Act was signed into law. The purpose was to "provide federal assistance to those unable to work". The law established the Social Security Administration whose primary focus was to "provide aid for the elderly, the unemployed, and children". The Act survived many Supreme Court challenges and the Administration continues until today.

In 1941, at the age of 21 years old, James was alive when on December 7th, the Japanese attacked the military base at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. The surprise aerial attack damaged 8 U.S. battleships (6 later returned to service), including the USS Arizona, and destroyed 188 aircraft. 2,402 American citizens died and 1,178 wounded were wounded. On December 8th, the U.S. declared war on Japan and on December 11th, Germany and Italy (allies of Japan) declared war on the United States. World War II was in full swing.

In 1957, at the age of 37 years old, James was alive when on September 24th, the "Little Rock Nine" (nine African-American students) entered Little Rock High School. Arkansas Gov. Orval Faubus had previously prevented the students from entering the school at the beginning of the term with the Arkansas National Guard - they blocked the door. President Eisenhower ordered federal troops - the 101st Airborne Division of the United States Army - to guard the students and allow them entry.

In 1963, in the year of James Alexander's passing, the British Secretary of War, 46 year old John Profumo ,was forced to resign when he lied about an affair with 19 year old Christine Keeler. Keeler was also involved with the Soviet naval attaché and charges of espionage were feared. No proof of spying was ever found.

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James Wallace Alexander
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James Stewart Alexander
around 1894 - Feb 9, 1916
James Seymour Alexander
around 1920 - Dec 2, 1944
James Russell Alexander
around 1921 - May 14, 1943
James Robert Alexander
around 1881 - Mar 21, 1917
James Richard Alexander
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James Reginald Alexander
around 1888 - Oct 12, 1917
James Rae Alexander
around 1900 - Feb 17, 1941
James Phillip Alexander
around 1891 - Jun 29, 1918
James Okeden Alexander
around 1918 - Aug 28, 1941
James Morrow Alexander
around 1892 - Sep 12, 1915
James Michie Alexander
around 1921 - Feb 15, 1944
James Mcgilchrist Alexander
around 1893 - Apr 17, 1917
James Main Alexander
around 1916 - Nov 22, 1944
James Kidd Alexander
around 1878 - Sep 20, 1917
James John Alexander
around 1894 - Sep 28, 1915

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Maude Alexander
Mar 26, 1900 - February 1982
Natchez, Mississippi
Felex Alexander
Aug 19, 1925 - Jan 18, 2003
Jackson, MS
Sadie Alexander
Mar 1, 1927 - Aug 14, 2001
Natchez, MS
Willie L Alexander
Jan 1, 1946 - May 15, 1988
McComb, MS
Melinda Alexander
Feb 2, 1923 - Mar 29, 1997
Jackson, MS
Ruby M Alexander
Sep 12, 1908 - Apr 17, 2001
Laurel, MS
Georgia Alexander
Jan 6, 1914 - February 1984
Leland, Mississippi
L v Alexander
Jan 21, 1907 - February 1992
Maudie P Alexander
Sep 26, 1914 - Oct 9, 2002
Kosciusko, MS
Fletcher Alexander
May 2, 1946 - Jan 27, 2009
Chicago, IL
Juanita Alexander
May 8, 1928 - Mar 20, 1993
Courtland, MS
Willie Alexander
Feb 9, 1940 - December 1981
Gertrude Alexander
Jun 12, 1913 - Apr 15, 1995
Cleveland, MS
Betty J Alexander
Nov 29, 1944 - Oct 14, 2008
Clinton, MS
Bertha Alexander
Aug 15, 1906 - Apr 30, 1997
Jackson, MS
Josephine Alexander
Feb 10, 1909 - Mar 28, 2010
Danville, IL
Vara Alexander
Jun 2, 1919 - Sep 30, 2004
Randolph, MS
Curtis Alexander
Nov 22, 1951 - Apr 9, 2008
Collins, MS
Jesse Alexander
Aug 25, 1903 - January 1972
William Alexander
Aug 9, 1882 - December 1965

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