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Archibald AUSTIN

(1772-1837)

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.

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

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