Alabama State Treasurer

Arthur Bingham


State Treasurer: 1868-1870, 1872-1874


Arthur Bingham, cabinet maker, collector of internal revenue, and State Treasurer, was born July 22, 1819, in New York City, and died May 29, 1894, at Talladega; son of Samuel and Margaret (Archer) Bingham, the former a native of County Down, Ireland, who emigrated to New York about 1796. Arthur Bingham first came South in 1841 but returned to New York and the following year removed to Philadelphia and became a cabinet maker. He finally located in Alabama, where he passed the remainder of his life. He was educated in New York.


He was appointed assistant assessor of internal revenue by President Andrew Johnson, 1866; was a member of the constitutional convention,1867; State Treasurer, 1868-70-72-74; and was appointed collector of internal revenue, 1886, serving one term. He was originally a Whig, but as he was unalterably opposed to secession, he joined the Republican party.


He was an Episcopalian. Married: (1) in 1842 in Delaware County, Pa., to Jane, daughter of Robert and Rachael (Winter) McKibbon of that place, of ancestry that came to America from Paisley, Scotland, 1831; (2) Elizabeth _______. Children: 1. Mary Josephine; 2. Henry C.; 3. Samuel R.; 4.Thomas C.; 5. John A.; 6. Julian H. Last residence: Talladega.


Owen, Thomas McAdory, History of Alabama and Dictionary of Alabama Biography. Spartanburg: The Reprint Company Publishers, 1978 (1921), III, 150-1.