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AUSTIN, Archibald

1772–1837

Biography

AUSTIN, Archibald, a Representative from Virginia; born near Buckingham, Buckingham County, Va., August 11, 1772; studied law; was admitted to the bar and commenced practice in Buckingham County; member of the State house of delegates 1815-1817; elected as a Republican to the Fifteenth Congress (March 4, 1817-March 3, 1819); was not a candidate for renomination in 1818; resumed the practice of his profession; presidential elector on the Democratic ticket in 1832 and 1836; again a member of the State house of delegates 1835-1837; died near Buckingham Court House, Buckingham County, Va., October 16, 1837; interment in the family cemetery on his estate.

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

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External Research Collections

College of William and Mary
Earl Gregg Swem Library

Williamsburg, VA
Papers: In the Austin-Twyman Papers, ca. 1765-1839, approximately 10,706 items. Other authors include Archibald Austin. An unpublished finding aid is available in the repository.
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Bibliography / Further Reading

College of William and Mary. Swem Library. Austin-Twyman Collection. Early Buckingham County, Virginia Legal Papers. Compiled and transcribed by Jeanne Stinson. Athens, Ga.: Iberian Pub. Co., 1993.

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