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ARCHER, Stevenson

1827–1898

Biography

ARCHER, Stevenson, (son of Stevenson Archer [1786–1848] and grandson of John Archer), a Representative from Maryland; born at 'Medical Hall,' near Churchville, Harford County, Md., February 28, 1827; attended Bel Air Academy, and was graduated from Princeton College in 1848; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1850 and commenced practice the same year; member of the State house of delegates in 1854; elected as a Democrat to the Fortieth and to the three succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1867-March 3, 1875); unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1874; engaged in the practice of his chosen profession in Bel Air, Md., until his death on August 2, 1898; interment in the Presbyterian Cemetery, Churchville, Md.

View Record in the Biographical Directory of the U.S. Congress

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External Research Collections

Columbia University
Rare Book and Manuscript Library

New York, NY
Papers: 1 letter (May 2, 1869) in the William Sprague collection. Official correspondence. Finding aid in repository.

University of Maryland
McKeldin Library

College Park, MD
Papers: In the Charles Lanman papers, 1823-1868. 1 foot. Autobiographical or biographical letter. Unpublished inventory in library.
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Bibliography / Further Reading

Archer, Stevenson. Naval appropriation bill. Washington: Government Printing Office, 1874.

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