Archibald McAllister (grandson of John Andre Hanna) was born at Fort Hunter, Pennsylvania, near present day Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. He attended the common schools and Dickinson College in Carlisle, Pennsylvania. He moved to Blair County, Pennsylvania, in 1842 and engaged in manufacturing charcoal iron at Springfield Furnace, Pennsylvania.
McAllister was elected as a Democrat to the Thirty-eighth Congress. He supported the passage of the Thirteenth Amendment. He was not a candidate for renomination in 1864. He resumed the manufacture of iron and died in Royer, Pennsylvania. He is interred in Mountain Cemetery.
- Archibald McAllister at the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress
- The Political Graveyard
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