Robert M. T. Hunter
Date of Birth : Apr 21, 1809
Date of Death : Jul 18, 1887
Birth Place : Loretto, Virginia
Robert Mercer Taliaferro Hunter was an American lawyer and politician from Virginia. He was a U.S. Representative, Speaker of the House, and U.S. Senator. During the American Civil War he was Confederate States Secretary of State and then a Confederate Senator. After the war, he served as Treasurer of Virginia, and customs collector in 1885 until his death.