Archibald Austin

Archibald Austin (* August 11 1772 in Buckingham, Buckingham County, Virginia; † October 16, 1837 at Buckingham Court House, Virginia ) was an American politician. Between 1817 and 1819 he represented the state of Virginia in the U.S. House of Representatives.


Archibald Austin attended the public schools of his home. After a subsequent study of law and qualifying as a lawyer, he began to work in Buckingham County in this profession. At the same time he proposed as a member of the Democratic-Republican Party launched a political career. Between 1815 and 1817 he sat in the House of Representatives from Virginia. In the congressional elections of 1816 Austin was in the 16th electoral district of Virginia in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he became the successor of John Randolph on March 4, 1817. Since he resigned in 1818 to run again, he was able to complete only one term in Congress until March 3, 1819.

After the end of his time in the U.S. House of Representatives Austin practiced as a lawyer again. Later he became a member of the Democratic Party. In 1832 and 1836 he was elector in the respective presidential elections in which he gave Andrew Jackson and Martin Van Buren his voice. From 1835 to 1837 he was again a deputy in the State Parliament. He died on 16 October 1837.