Archibald Loudon Snowden Edit Profile
Bachelor of Arts, Jefferson College, Pennsylvania, 1856. A.M., 1888, Doctor of Laws, Washington and Jefferson, 1902. Read law under David Webster, Philadelphia, and law department University of Pennsylvania.
Served as lieutenant colonel in Pennsylvania Volumes. Participated in various battles during Civil War. Register, and later chief coiner, United States Mint, Philadelphia.
Postmaster, Philadelphia, 1877-1879. Superintendent United States Mint, Philadelphia, 1879-1885. Twice declined directorship of all United States mints, tendered by President Hayes.
Minister resident and consul general to Greece, Roumania and Servia, 1889-1891. Minister to Spain, 1891-1893. Commissioner and president Fairmount Park, Philadelphia.
Orator and writer; authority on coins and coinage and author many papers on those and other subjects.
Served as lieutenant colonel in Pennsylvania Volumes.
Married Elizabeth Robinson Smith, February 16, 1864.