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David Hartley ARMSTRONG

(1812-1893)
Senate Years of Service:
1877-1879
Party:
Democrat

ARMSTRONG, David Hartley, a Senator from Missouri; born in Nova Scotia, Canada, October 21, 1812; attended Maine Wesleyan Seminary; taught school in New Bedford, Mass. 1833-1837; moved to St. Louis, Mo., in 1837, and then to Lebanon, Ill., where he taught at McKendree College; returned to Missouri and was principal of the public school at Benton 1838-1847; comptroller of St. Louis 1847-1850; postmaster of St. Louis 1854-1858; member of the board of police commissioners 1873-1876; served as a member of the board of freeholders which framed the charter of St. Louis in 1876; was appointed as a Democrat to the United States Senate to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Lewis V. Bogy, and served from September 29, 1877, to January 26, 1879, when a successor was elected and qualified; was not a candidate for reelection in 1879; died in St. Louis, Mo., March 18, 1893; interment in Bellefontaine Cemetery.

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

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