Archibald Hunter Arrington Williams

Archibald Hunter Arrington Williams ( * October 22, 1842 in Louisburg, Franklin County, North Carolina; † 5 September 1895 in Chase City, Virginia ) was an American politician. Between 1891 and 1893 he represented the State of North Carolina in the U.S. House of Representatives.


Archibald Williams was a nephew of Congressman Archibald Hunter Arrington ( 1809-1872 ). He attended the common schools and then the Emory College at Emory ( Virginia). During the Civil War he served as a soldier in the army of the Confederacy, where he rose to become captain. After the war, Williams worked in agriculture and trade in Oxford. Later, he was also active in the railroad business. He worked as a planner and then president of the railway company Oxford & Henderson Railroad. Politically, he was a member of the Democratic Party. Between 1883 and 1885 he sat as an MP in the House of Representatives from North Carolina.

In the congressional elections of 1890, Williams was the fifth constituency of North Carolina in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he became the successor of John M. Brower on March 4, 1891. Since he has not been confirmed in 1892, he was able to complete only one term in Congress until March 3, 1893. He died on 5 September 1895 in Chase City and was buried in Oxford.