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Albert RUST


RUST, Albert, a Representative from Arkansas; was born in Virginia, birth date unknown; 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 in El Dorado, Ark., April 3, 1870; interment in the Old Methodist Cemetery.

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