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Alexander, Edwin C. (Edwin Crawford), 1879-1945



  • Existence: 1879 - 1945


Edwin Crawford ("Crawford") Alexander, Sr. (1879-1945), son of Dr. James Harvey Alexander, served as Elizabethton city manager (1934-45) and as postmaster, helped organize the First National Bank of Elizabethton and served as its president, was president of Mountain Springs Water Company, Acme Coal and Land Company, and the Watauga Development Corporation, and served as a Republican member of the State Election Commission. In the 1920s, he was instrumental in bringing two large textile plants to the city, American Bemberg Corporation and American Glanzstoff Corporation, forerunner of the present North American Rayon Corporation.

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

Edwin C. Alexander Papers

Identifier: AppMs-0466
Scope and Contents The Edwin C. Alexander Papers consists primarily of the personal papers of Alexander's father, E. C. (Crawford) Alexander, Sr. and includes correspondence, newsclippings (copies), legal documents, a scrapbook (copy), and miscellaneous printed matter related to his personal and civic affairs as a prominent businessman and civic leader in Elizabethton, Tennessee. Included is material documenting his efforts to bring the rayon plants of American Bemberg Corporation and American Glanzstoff...
Dates: 1902-1968