Archibald McAllister

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Archibald McAllister (October 12, 1813 – July 18, 1883) was a Democratic member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Pennsylvania.

Early life and education[edit]

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. Although he was a Democrat, he supported the passage of the Thirteenth Amendment. He was not a candidate for renomination in 1864.

Later life and death[edit]

He resumed the manufacture of iron and died in Royer, Pennsylvania. He is interred in Mountain Cemetery.


United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
Edward McPherson
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 17th congressional district

Succeeded by
Abraham A. Barker