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ANDREW, Abram Piatt, Jr.

ANDREW, Abram Piatt, Jr.
Collection of the U.S. House of Representatives
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ANDREW, Abram Piatt, Jr., A Representative from Massachusetts; born in La Porte, La Porte County, Ind., February 12, 1873; attended the public schools and the Lawrenceville (N.J.) School; was graduated from Princeton College in 1893; member of the Harvard Graduate School of Arts and Sciences 1893-1898; pursued postgraduate studies in the Universities of Halle, Berlin, and Paris; moved to Gloucester, Mass., and was instructor and assistant professor of economics at Harvard University 1900-1909; expert assistant and editor of publications of the National Monetary Commission 1908-1911; director of the Mint 1909 and 1910; Assistant Secretary of the Treasury 1910-1912; served in France continuously for four and a half years during the First World War, first with the French Army and later with the United States Army; commissioned major, United States National Army, in September 1917 and promoted to lieutenant colonel in September 1918; elected as a Republican to the Sixty-seventh Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Willfred W. Lufkin; reelected to the Sixty-eighth and to the six succeeding Congresses and served from September 27, 1921, until his death; delegate to the Republican National Conventions in 1924 and 1928; member of the board of trustees of Princeton University 1932-1936; died in Gloucester, Mass., June 3, 1936; remains were cremated and the ashes scattered from an airplane flying over his estate at Eastern Point, Gloucester, Mass.

View Record in the Biographical Directory of the U.S. Congress

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External Research Collections

AFS International/Intercultural Programs

New York, NY
Papers: In the records of the American Field Service, World War I records, ca. 1914-1918, ca. 28 linear feet. Correspondents include Abram Piatt Andrew, Jr., the first Director-General of the AFS.
Papers: In the records of the American Field Service, World War I and World War II post-activities records, ca. 1920-1986, ca. 14 linear feet. Correspondents include Abram Piatt Andrew, Jr., the first Director-General of the AFS.

Smithsonian Institution
Archives of American Art

Washington, DC
Papers: In the Cecilia Beaux Papers, 1863-1968, 3.8 linear feet (partially microfilmed on 9 reels). The papers include correspondence between Abram Piatt Andrew, Jr., and Cecilia Beaux. An inventory to the collection is available at all Archives of American Art offices. The microfilmed portion of the collection must be consulted on microfilm. Use of the portion that was not microfilmed requires an appointment and is limited to the Washington, D.C., storage facility.

The New York Public Library
Manuscripts and Archives Division

New York, NY
Papers: In the Century Company Records, 1871-1924, 60.4 linear feet. Persons represented include Abram Andrew.

Yale University Library
Manuscripts and Archives

New Haven, CT
Papers: In the Charles Robinson Smith Papers, 1890-1930, 3.5 linear feet. Persons represented include Abram Andrew.
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Bibliography / Further Reading

Andrew, Abram Piatt. Diary of Abram Piatt Andrew, 1902-1914. Transcribed and edited by E. Parker Hayden, Jr. and Andrew L. Gray. Princeton, N.J.: 1986.

___. The Wickersham commission blazes the trail for the Republican party. [N.p.], 1931.

Gray, Andrew. "American Field Service." American Heritage 26 (December 1974): 59-63.

Gray, Andrew L., and E. Parker Hayden, Jr., eds. Beauport Chronicle: The Intimate Letters of Henry Davis Sleeper to Abram Piatt Andrew, Jr., 1906-1915. Boston: Society for the Preservation of New England Antiquities, 1991.

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