STUART, Archibald, (1795 - 1855)


STUART, Archibald, (cousin of Alexander Hugh Holmes Stuart), a Representative from Virginia; born in Lynchburg, Va., December 2, 1795; attended private schools and completed preparatory studies; served as an officer in the War of 1812; studied law; was admitted to the bar and practiced in Lynchburg, Campbell County, Va.; member of the State house of delegates in 1830 and 1831; delegate to the State conventions of 1829, 1830, 1850, and 1851; elected as a Democrat to the Twenty-fifth Congress (March 4, 1837-March 3, 1839); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1838 to the Twenty-sixth Congress; resumed the practice of law; served in the State senate 1852-1854; died at his home, “Laurel Hill,” Patrick County, Va., September 20, 1855; interment in the Stuart family cemetery at Laurel Hill, Patrick County, Va.