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Archibald Hunter Arrington

Born: Nov 13, 1809

Death: Jul 20, 1872

Birthplace: North Carolina

Nationality: United States

Archibald Hunter Arrington

Date of Birth : Nov 13, 1809
Date of Death : Jul 20, 1872
Birth Place : North Carolina

Archibald Hunter Arrington was a U.S. Congressman from North Carolina from 1841 to 1845 and a member of the Confederate Congress during the American Civil War. Born near Nashville, North Carolina in 1809, Arrington attended a local academy in Hilliardston and then Louisburg College. Although he studied law, he was also a significant landowner and planter. In 1840, Arrington was elected as a Democrat to the U.S. House; he served for two terms, in the 27th and 28th Congresses. He sought re-election in 1844, but was defeated and failed to gain a third term. Arrington was a supporter of the Confederacy during the Civil War—he was a member of North Carolina's secession convention in 1861 and was a member of the First Confederate Congress, although he was defeated for re-election in 1863. After the Civil War, Arrington was a delegate to the Union National Convention at Philadelphia in 1866, the chairman of the court of common pleas and quarter sessions for Nash County in 1866 and 1867 and a county commissioner in 1868. After departing politics, he engaged in the management of his estate and died on his plantation in 1872, where he is buried in a family graveyard.

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