Robert Mercer Taliaferro Hunter

Robert Mercer Taliaferro Hunter

Birth
Loretto, Essex County, Virginia, USA
Death 18 Jul 1887 (aged 78)
Lloyds, Essex County, Virginia, USA
Burial Loretto, Essex County, Virginia, USA
Memorial ID 8321194 · View Source
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Democrat congressman from Virginia. He served two nonconsecutuve terms in the House of Representatives from 1837-1843 and from 1845-1847. While in the House of Representatives, he served as Speaker of the House from 1839-1841. He also served in the US Senate from 1847 until he was expelled in 1861 for supporting the Confederate rebellion. From 1861-1862, he served as the confederate Secretary of State in Jefferson Davis' cabinet and from 1874-1880, he served as the State Treasurer of Virginia.

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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Originally Created by: Tim Crutchfield
  • Added: 26 Jan 2004
  • Find A Grave Memorial 8321194
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Robert Mercer Taliaferro Hunter (21 Apr 1809–18 Jul 1887), Find A Grave Memorial no. 8321194, citing Garnett Family Burial Ground at Elmwood, Loretto, Essex County, Virginia, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .