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Stevenson ARCHER

(1827-1898)

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.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present

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