The Road to Civil War

Albert Rust

(1818 — 4 April, 1870) Rust was an American lawyer and politician. Born in Fauquier County, Va., Rust was admitted to the bar and practiced in El Dorado, Ark. Rust served as a member of the State House of Representatives from 1842 to 1848 and later from 1852 to 1854. Rust was elected as a Democrat to the Thirty-fourth Congress, failed an election for the Thirty-fifth Congress, and subsequently succeded in canidacty for the Thirty-sixth Congress. Afterwards, Rust served as brigadier general in the Confederate Army. Rust died in Little Rock, Ark. in 1870. [Source: 'Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774- Present', available at]

Member of Arkansas Delegation - The Road to Civil War [this display].

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