RUST, Albert

1818–1870

Biography

RUST, Albert, a Representative from Arkansas; born in Fauquier County, Va., c. 1818; completed preparatory studies; studied law; was admitted to the bar and commenced practice in El Dorado, Union County, Ark.; member of the State house of representatives 1842-1848 and 1852-1854; elected as a Democrat to the Thirty-fourth Congress (March 4, 1855-March 3, 1857); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1856 to the Thirty-fifth Congress; elected to the Thirty-sixth Congress (March 4, 1859-March 3, 1861); brigadier general in the Confederate Army during the Civil War; resumed the practice of his profession; died near Little Rock, Ark., April 4, 1870; interment at Oakland-Fraternal Historic Cemetery Park, Little Rock, Ark.

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

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External Research Collections

The Morgan Library
Department of Literary and Historical Manuscripts

New York, NY
Papers: 1857, 1 item. A letter from Robert Ward Johnson to the President written on March 9, 1857. In the letter, Robert Ward Johnson asks for the reappointment of John Quindley as an Arkansas marshal. The letter is also signed by A. Rust and W. K. Sebastian.
Papers: 1857, 1 item. A letter from Alfred Burton Greenwood to J.S. Black written on March 13, 1857. In the letter, Alfred Greenwood recommends Alfred M. Wilson for reappointment as United States District Attorney for the western district of Arkansas. The letter is also signed by Ward Johnson and Albert Rust.
Papers: 1860, 1 item. A letter from Albert Rust to J.S. Black written on June 5, 1860.

University of Arkansas at Little Rock
Center for Arkansas History and Culture

Little Rock, AR
Papers: In the Rust Family Collection, 1844-1913, 0.25 linear feet. Most of the correspondence is written from Union County to General George Rust from his nephew Albert, his brothers William and Alfred, and his sister Elizabeth. The papers include correspondence relative to farming, family matters, slaves, and business affairs. Other materials include a slave price list, indenture of property sale, and a power of attorney document. A finding aid is available online.
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Bibliography / Further Reading

Rust, Albert. Speech of Hon. Albert Rust, of Arkansas, on the state of the Union. [Washington: L. Towers, 1861].

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