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Alfred Rowland
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from North Carolina's 6th district
In office
March 4, 1887 – March 3, 1891
Preceded by Risden T. Bennett
Succeeded by Sydenham B. Alexander
Personal details
Born (1844-02-09)February 9, 1844
Lumberton, North Carolina
Died August 2, 1898(1898-08-02) (aged 54)
Lumberton, North Carolina
Political party Democratic

Alfred Rowland (February 9, 1844 – August 2, 1898) was a U.S. Representative from North Carolina.

Born in Lumberton, North Carolina, Rowland attended the common schools in the area. He entered the Confederate States Army in May, 1861 and served as a lieutenant in Company D, Eighteenth Regiment of North Carolina State Troops, until May 12, 1864. He was then imprisoned at Fort Delaware until June 1865. After the war, he studied law and was admitted to the bar in 1867 and commenced practice in Lumberton. Afterwards, he served as a member of the State house of representatives in 1876, 1877, 1880, and 1881. Rowland was elected as a Democrat to the Fiftieth and Fifty-first Congresses (March 4, 1887 – March 3, 1891). However, he was not a candidate for renomination in 1890. After his political career, he resumed the practice of law. He died in Lumberton, North Carolina, August 2, 1898, and was interred in Meadow Brook Cemetery.

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