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William ARMSTRONG

(1782-1865)

ARMSTRONG, William, a Representative from Virginia; born in Lisburn, County Antrim, Ireland, December 23, 1782; immigrated to the United States in 1792 with his parents, who settled in Virginia; studied law in Winchester; United States tax collector in 1818 and 1819; member of the State house of delegates in 1822 and 1823; elected as an Adams to the Nineteenth and Twentieth Congresses and as an Anti-Jacksonian to the Twenty-first and Twenty-second Congresses (March 4, 1825-March 3, 1833); engaged in the tavern business in Romney, W.Va., until 1862; died in Keyser, W.Va., May 10, 1865; interment in Indian Mound Cemetery, Romney, W.Va.

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

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