William Armstrong (Virginia)

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


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.


U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
James Stephenson
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Virginia's 16th congressional district

Succeeded by
James M. H. Beale