Black and white sketch of Andrew Hunter, including biographical narrative.


He gave 66 years to Arkansas Methodism

Andrew Hunter

Born 1813 in Ballimony, Ireland… Came to America as a child. His family settling in Pennsylvania… In 1835 Andrew Hunter came west and taught a mission school in Indian Territory.. At Batesville in 1836 he joined the first annual conference of the Methodist Church in the state... He was a powerful preacher and served the church for 66 years. Presiding elder for 20 years.

At the close of the war Rev. Hunter was elected to the state senate and was president of that body... In 1867 he was elected to the U.S. Senate but was not allowed to take his seat.. While conducting a revival in Bradley County 1872, he was asked to be candidate for governor but refused because he believed his duty to preach the gospel... He died June 10, 1902, in Little Rock.

Physical Description

Document, 11" x 14"




MS.000379, Image 33

Resource Type



Walter J. Lemke drawings collection: Biographical Sketches, MS.000379


Arkansas State Archives

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Arkansas State Archives

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Andrew Hunter, Walter J. Lemke drawings collection: Biographical Sketches, Arkansas State Archives, Little Rock, Arkansas.


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