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Alexander Beaufort Meek

Alexander Beaufort Meek

Alexander Beaufort Meek (July 17, 1814 (Columbia, South Carolina) – November 30, 1865 (Columbus, Mississippi) was an American politician, lawyer, judge, chess player, writer and poet. He served as Alabama's Attorney General in 1836.


  • Americanism in literature. An oration before the Phi Kappa and Demosthenian societies of the University of Georgia, at Athens, August 8, 1844, Charleston, Burges and James, printers, 1844, 39 p.
  • A digest of the laws of the state of Alabama, with John Gaston Aikin, 2nd edition. Tuscaloosa, Ala., D. Woodruff, 1836, 664p.
  • The Red Eagle. A poem of the South, New York, D. Appleton & company, 1855, 108 p.
    • Montgomery, Ala., The Paragon press, 1914
  • Romantic passages in southwestern history; including orations, sketches and essays, New York, Mobile, S.H. Goetzel & co., 1857, 330p.
    • Spartanburg, S.C. : Reprint Co., 1975
  • Songs and poems of the South, New York, Mobile, S. H. Goetzel & co., 1857, 282 p.
  • The South west: its history, character, and prospects, Tuscalossa, C. B. Baldwin, p’r., 1840, 40 p.


  • Online biography by the state of Alabama
  • The Red Eagle, A Poem of The South, at
  • Alexander Beaufort Meek player profile and games at
  • Video reenactment of Meek vs Amateur game by Serguei Vorojtsov on YouTube

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