Served two terms as Secretary of State 1943-1947. Member of State Fair Board. Appointed Lt . Gov. by Gov. Ralph F. Gates in 1948. A Mason, a Shriner, an Elk, a member of Columbia Club in Indianapolis, AMERICAN LEGION (in WW I), 40 and 8, Rotary, and M.E. Church. Buried in Pine Village Cemetery.
In a letter posted by Sarah Uknown: Quote
James Ruevelle Alexander was a well known republican politician in the 1930s and 1940s. He was Secretary of State, and Lt. Governor. She stated that she was his Great Great Grand daughter.
james ruevelle had 1/3 interest in farm of james h alexander and also 1/3 interest in farm of jas alexander in benton county...ruevelle drove a 1946 buick wich his wife enherited
Alexander, Rue J. Secretary of state of Indiana. Burial location unknown.
INDIANA WAR HISTORY RECORDS
MILITARY SERVICE RECORD
Name in full Alexander rueville. Date and place of birth Oct 4,1889 Talbot Indiana. Race white. Birthplace of parents both of Warren County,Indiana. Maried Ella HelmerickPaxton Il. Occupation before entering the servise Automobile Mechanic. Residence before entering the service Harold Street, Boswell, Benton County ,Indiana. Date of Induction into service June 28,1918, place west Layfayette Indiana. Rank Private in Auto Mechanics, Branch School from June 28,1918. National Army. Assighned to Company A. Truck Master School. Where Trained; Purdue Univerity Training Detatchment. Promotions Pvt. to Acting Sgt. Sep,8 1918 Recommended for commission Sep,13 1918. Sighned Aplication for commission Sep, 28,1918 Armistice Sighned before commission granted. Discharged Dec 13,1918. Act Sergeant. Return to Civil Life Motor Transportation. Present home adress; Harold street. Benton County, Indiana.