Member Biography

Archibald Rankin 

Sessions Office Position District Party
1807-1808       13 Constitutionalist (Quid)
1808-1809       13 Constitutionalist (Quid)
1809-1810       13 Democratic-Republican
1810-1811       13 Democratic-Republican

COUNTIES: Franklin  


04/10/1768 - 06/24/1849

Archibald Rankin (Conventionalists (Democratic-Republican)13) Franklin County 1807-1809 (Democratic-Republicans13) Franklin County 1809-1811

Early Life:

Archibald Rankin, born April 10, 1768, Franklin County, Province of Pennsylvania, British Colonial America; son of William Steele and Mary Rankin; married, Agnes "Nancy" Long Rankin, 1790, children, Mary Molly Rankin, William Rankin, Nancy Catherine Rankin, Frances Rankin; elected, Coroner, Franklin County Pennsylvania, 1799; elected, Conventionalists (Democratic-Republican), Pennsylvania State Senate, Franklin County, 1807-1809; elected, Democratic-Republicans, Pennsylvania State Senate, Franklin County, 1809-1811; died, June 24, 1849 (aged 81), Franklin County, Pennsylvania; interment, Church Hill Graveyard, Mercersburg, Franklin County, Pennsylvania.

Pennsylvania Politics:

Elected, Coroner, Franklin County Pennsylvania, 1799.

Elected, Conventionalists (Democratic-Republican), Pennsylvania State Senate, 13th district, Franklin County, 1807-1809.

Elected, Democratic-Republicans, Pennsylvania State Senate, 13th district, Franklin County, 1809-1811.


Cox, Harold. "Senate Members "R""Wilkes University Election Statistics Project. Wilkes University. 

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Archibald Rankin (1768-1849) - Find a Grave Memorial