1928 – Born on on the 2nd of March in Houston, Texas.
1951 – Archer was admitted to the State Bar of Texas and started up his practice in Houston, Texas.
1955 – He served as a councilman and mayor pro tempore for the city of Hunters Creek Village.
1970 – His victory turned out to be his lowest percentage; in subsequent years he never dropped below 79% of the vote.
1976-1992 – He even ran unopposed and faced no major-party opposition.
1999 – Archer was instrumental in giving permanent MFN status to China, with the support of then-president Bill Clinton, despite deep concerns over human rights issues and the trade deficit.
– Archer served as the chairman of the United States House Committee on Ways and Means.
2001 – Archer was not a candidate for re-election to the 107th United States Congress and subsequently retired from politics on the 2nd of January.