Archibald Hunter ARRINGTON, Congress, NC (1809-1872)


ARRINGTON, Archibald Hunter, (uncle of Archibald Hunter Arrington Williams), a Representative from North Carolina; born near Nashville, Nash County, N.C., November 13, 1809; attended the local academy at Hilliardston and Louisburg (N.C.) College; studied law; was a large landowner, extensively engaged in planting; elected as a Democrat to the Twenty-seventh and Twenty-eighth Congresses (March 4, 1841-March 3, 1845); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1844 to the Twenty-ninth Congress; was a supporter of the Confederacy and a member of the secession convention in 1861; member of the First Confederate Congress in 1861; unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1863 to the Second Confederate Congress; delegate to the Union National Convention at Philadelphia in 1866; chairman of the court of common pleas and quarter sessions for Nash County in 1866 and 1867; county commissioner in 1868; engaged in the management of his estate; died at his country home near Nashville, Nash County, N.C., July 20, 1872; interment in the family graveyard on his plantation.

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