Francis Preston (August 2, 1765 – May 26, 1835) was an American lawyer and politician from Abingdon, Virginia. He was the son of Col. William Preston of Virginia, served in both houses of the state legislature, and represented Virginia in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1793 to 1797. Preston had a house built in Abingdon, now called the Martha Washington Inn. In 1795, while residing at Saltville, he constructed the Preston House.
|Member of the Virginia Senate from Botetourt, Cabell, Giles, Grayson, Greenbrier, Kanawha, Lee, Mason Monroe, Montgomery, Russell, Scott, Tazewell, Washington and Wythe Counties|
|Preceded by||Henley Chapman|
|Succeeded by||District abolished|
|Member of the Virginia House of Delegates from Washington County|
Alongside Reuben Bradley
|Member of the Virginia House of Delegates from Montgomery County|
Alongside Daniel Trigg, Walter Crockett
|Member of the U.S. House of Representatives|
from Virginia's 4th district
March 4, 1793 – March 3, 1797
|Preceded by||Richard Bland Lee|
|Succeeded by||Abram Trigg|
|Born||August 2, 1765|
|Died||May 26, 1835 (aged 69)|
Columbia, South Carolina
|Resting place||Seven Mile Ford, Virginia|
|Political party||Anti-Administration until 1795|
|Democratic-Republican after 1795|
|Alma mater||The College of William and Mary|
|Branch/service||Virginia state militia|
|Battles/wars||War of 1812|
- 1793; Preston was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives defeating Abram Trigg.
- 1795; Preston was re-elected unopposed.
- "Single Card". The Filson Historical Society. Retrieved 2019-06-03.
- Virginia Historic Landmarks Commission Staff (April 20, 1976). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory/Nomination: Preston House". Virginia Department of Historic Resources.
|U.S. House of Representatives|
Richard Bland Lee
| Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Virginia's 4th congressional district
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