Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774-1949

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Archer, William Segar

Archer, William Segar (nephew of Joseph Eggleston), a Representative and a Senator from Virginia; born at "The Lodge," a plantation about nine miles north of Amelia Court House, Amelia County, Va., March 5, 1789; received private instruction; was graduated from William and Mary College, Williamsburg, Va., in 1806; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1810 and practiced in Amelia and Powhatan Counties; member of the State house of delegates in 1812; reelected annually until 1819, with the exception of a single year; elected to the Sixteenth Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of James Pleasants; reelected to the Seventeenth and to the six succeeding Congresses and served from January 3, 1820, to March 3, 1835; unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1834 to the Twenty-fourth Congress; elected as a Whig to the United States Senate and served from March 4, 1841, to March 3, 1847; unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1846; resumed the practice of law; died at "The Lodge," in Amelia County, Va., March 28, 1855; interment in a private cemetery at "The Lodge."

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Chicago: U.S. Congress, "Archer, William Segar," Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774-1949 in U.S. Congress, Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774–1949 (Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1950), P.788 Original Sources, accessed August 17, 2022, http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=4W5Q1YLU57194DL.

MLA: U.S. Congress. "Archer, William Segar." Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774-1949, in U.S. Congress, Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774–1949 (Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1950), P.788, Original Sources. 17 Aug. 2022. http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=4W5Q1YLU57194DL.

Harvard: U.S. Congress, 'Archer, William Segar' in Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774-1949. cited in , U.S. Congress, Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774–1949 (Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1950), P.788. Original Sources, retrieved 17 August 2022, from http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=4W5Q1YLU57194DL.