Archibald Stuart

Archibald Stuart ( born December 2, 1795 in Lynchburg, Virginia; † September 20, 1855 in Patrick County, Virginia ) was an American politician. Between 1837 and 1839 he represented the state of Virginia in the U.S. House of Representatives.


Archibald Stuart attended private schools of his home. During the British - American War of 1812 he was an officer in the U.S. Army. After a subsequent study of law and qualifying as a lawyer, he began in Lynchburg to work in this profession. At the same time he proposed as a member of the Democratic Party launched a political career. In the years 1830 and 1831 Stuart sat in the House of Representatives from Virginia. From 1829 to 1851 he was a delegate to several meetings on the revision of the Constitution of Virginia.

In the congressional elections of 1836 Stuart was in the 19th electoral district of his state in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he became the successor of John Robertson on March 4, 1837. Since he has not been confirmed in 1838, he was able to complete only one term in Congress until March 3, 1839. After the end of his time in the U.S. House of Representatives Stuart practiced as a lawyer again. From 1852 to 1854 he was a member of the Senate of Virginia. He died on September 20, 1855 at his estate Laurel Hill in Patrick County.