Member Biography

Archibald Robertson 

Sessions Office Position District Party
1851       21 Whig
1852       21 Whig
1853       21 Whig


03/05/1805 - 06/19/1871

Archibald Robertson (Whig21) Beaver, Butler, Lawrence Counties 1851-1853

Early Life:

Archibald Robertson, born March 5, 1805, County Tyrone, Ireland; Mathew Robertson and Rebecca Anderson- Robertson-Shaw; came to this country with his parents, 1812; married, Ann Ray Robertson, 1826, children, John B. Robertson, Rebecca Perkins, Amelia Grim, Matthew H. Robertson, James P. Robertson, William Robertson; engaged, Fallston paper mill, 1828-1829; built a steam paper mill, Brighton, on the site now occupied by the freight station, Pittsburg, Fort Wayne & Chicago Railway, Beaver Falls, 1829-1849; built a paper mill, Adamsville, 1849-1864; elected, Whig, Pennsylvania State Senate, 1851-1853; Collector of Internal Revenue, Twenty-fourth District of Pennsylvania, 1866-1869; died, June 19, 1871, Beaver County, Pennsylvania; interment, Grove Cemetery, New Brighton, Beaver County, Pennsylvania.

Pennsylvania Politics:

Elected, Whig, Pennsylvania State Senate, 21st district, Beaver, Butler, Lawrence Counties, 1851-1853.


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

Joseph Henderson Bausman, History of Beaver County, Pennsylvania and Its Centennial Celebration, volume. 1, 1904, page 230.

Archibald Robertson (1805-1871) - Find a Grave Memorial