Robert Franklin Armfield

Robert Franklin Armfield (* July 9, 1829 in Greensboro, North Carolina, † November 9, 1898 in Statesville, North Carolina ) was an American politician. Between 1879 and 1883 he represented the state of North Carolina in the U.S. House of Representatives.


Robert Armfield attended the public schools of his home and then Trinity College in Durham. After a subsequent law degree in 1845 and its recent approval as a lawyer, he began to work in Yadkinville in this profession. During the Civil War Armfield rose to become lieutenant colonel of the State troops of North Carolina, which were integrated into the army of the Confederacy. After the war he moved to Statesville, where he practiced as a lawyer again.

Politically Armfield was a member of the Democratic Party. Between 1874 and 1875 he sat in the Senate of North Carolina, which he was president in 1874. From 1875 to 1876 he served as lieutenant governor of his state. In the congressional elections of 1878 he was in the seventh constituency of North Carolina in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he became the successor of William M. Robbins on March 4, 1879. After a re-election he was able to complete in Congress until March 3, 1883 two legislative sessions. In 1882 he abandoned a bid again.

After his retirement from the U.S. House of Representatives Robert Armfield operated initially as a lawyer again. Between 1889 and 1895 he was a judge at the Superior Court; then he withdrew into retirement. He died on November 9, 1898 in Statesville.