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ANDREW, John Forrester

ANDREW, John Forrester
Collection of the U.S. House of Representatives
About this object
1850–1895

Biography

ANDREW, John Forrester, a Representative from Massachusetts; born in Hingham, Plymouth County, Mass., November 26, 1850; attended private schools in Hingham and the Phillips School and Brooks School in Boston; was graduated from Harvard University in 1872 and from Harvard Law School in 1875; was admitted to the Suffolk bar in 1875 and commenced practice in Boston; member of the State house of representatives 1880-1882; served in the State senate in 1884 and 1885; commissioner of parks for Boston 1885-1890 and again in 1894; unsuccessful Democratic candidate for Governor in 1886; elected as a Democrat to the Fifty-first and Fifty-second Congresses (March 4, 1889-March 3, 1893); chairman, Committee on Reform in the Civil Service (Fifty-second Congress); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1892 to the Fifty-third Congress; resumed the practice of his profession; died in Boston, Mass., May 30, 1895; interment in Mount Auburn Cemetery, Cambridge, Mass.

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

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External Research Collections

Columbia University
Rare Book and Manuscript Library

New York, NY
Papers: In the Gay-Otis Family Papers, ca. 1740-1900, approximately 9,878 items. The papers include a letter from John Forrester Andrew written on February 19, 1884. A finding aid is available in the repository.

Massachusetts Historical Society

Boston, MA
Papers: In the John A. Andrew Papers, 1772-1889, 25 boxes and 16 bound volumes. Persons represented include John Forrester Andrew.
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