William Armstrong (Virginia)

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William Armstrong (December 23, 1782 – May 10, 1865) was a U.S. Representative from Virginia.

Biography[edit]

Born in Lisburn, County Antrim, Northern Ireland, Armstrong immigrated to the United States in 1792 with his parents, who settled in Virginia. He studied law in Winchester, Virginia before becoming a United States tax collector in 1818 and 1819.

Armstrong served as member of the Virginia House of Delegates in 1822 and 1823 and then was elected as an Adamsite Democratic-Republican to the Nineteenth and Twentieth Congresses and as a National Republican to the Twenty-first and Twenty-second Congresses (March 4, 1825 – March 3, 1833). After leaving Congress, he engaged in the tavern business in Romney, Virginia (present-day West Virginia) until 1862. He died in Keyser, West Virginia on May 10, 1865 and was buried in Indian Mound Cemetery in Romney.

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 This article incorporates public domain material from websites or documents of the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.