Andrew Hunter (lawyer)
|Andrew H. Hunter|
Berkeley County, Virginia (WV), U.S.
|Died||1888 (aged 83–84)
Jefferson County, West Virginia, U.S.
|Alma mater||Hampden-Sydney College|
As an adult, Hunter was admitted to the bar in 1822 and practiced law in Harper’s Ferry.
In 1831 Hunter settled in Charlestown, Jefferson County, and was for many years an attorney for the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Company.
Hunter was a presidential elector for the Whig party in 1840, but declined nomination for Congress.
In the session of 1846/47, Hunter served in the House of Delegates.
In 1850, Hunter was elected to the Virginia Constitutional Convention of 1850. He was one of four delegates elected from the northern Valley delegate district made up of his home district of Jefferson County as well as Berkeley and Clarke Counties.
During the American Civil War, Hunter served under the Confederate regime in the Virginia House of Delegates for the session 1861/62, and again during 1862 and 1863. He then served as a State Senator for his district while occupied by Federal troops in the sessions of 1863/64 and 1864/65. Hunter advised Robert E. Lee during the war as an advisor on Civil and Military affairs.
Andrew Hunter died in Charlestown, Jefferson County, West Virginia on November 21, 1888.
- Bushong, Millard Kessler (1941). A History of Jefferson County, West Virginia, 1719–1940.
- Pulliam, David Loyd (1901). The Constitutional Conventions of Virginia from the foundation of the Commonwealth to the present time. John T. West, Richmond. ISBN 978-1-2879-2059-5.
- Swem, Earl Greg (1918). A Register of the General Assembly of Virginia, 1776-1918, and of the Constitutional Conventions. David Bottom, Superintendent of Public Printing. ISBN 978-1-3714-6242-0.
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