Alexander G. Orr, M. D., born in Wilson County, Tenn., September 19, 1841, the son of William Henry and Charlotte A. (Penny) Orr, natives respectively of Tennessee and North Carolina. Our subject was reared and educated in his native county, and obtained his education at Cumberland University, of his native county. In, 1869 he graduated from Jefferson Medical College, of Philadelphia, and since August of that year has been in continuous practice in his profession at Benton, and with such success that he stands at the head of his profession in the county. He has been an officer and is a member of the southern Illinois Medical Association, and is also a member of the Franklin County Medical Society. December, 25, 1877, he married Maggie B. Barr, a native of Pennsylvania. They have four sons and one daughter living. Dr. Orr is a Democrat. For four years he was a noncommissioned officer in the heavy artillery service of the Confederacy. He is a Royal Arch Mason, and a member of the First Baptist Church, of Benton. He is one of Benton's leading men.