Robert M.T. Hunter Edit
Robert Mercer Taliaferro Hunter (April 21, 1809 – July 18, 1887) was a Virginian lawyer and politician. He
was a U.S. Representative (1837–1843, 1845–1847), Speaker of the House (1839–1841), and U.S. Senator (1847–1861). He was the second Confederate States Secretary of State (1861–1862) and then a Confederate Senator (1862–1885). Hunter also served as Treasurer of Virginia (1885–87), and served until his death.