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ANDREWS, Charles

1814–1852

Biography

ANDREWS, Charles, a Representative from Maine; born in Paris, Oxford County, Maine, February 11, 1814; attended the district school; was graduated from Hebron (Maine) Academy; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1837 and commenced practice in Turner, Androscoggin County, Maine; returned to Paris, Maine; member of the State house of representatives 1839-1843, serving as speaker in 1842; became clerk of the courts for Oxford County, Maine, on January 1, 1845, and served three years; delegate to the Democratic National Convention at Baltimore in 1848; elected as a Democrat to the Thirty-second Congress and served from March 4, 1851, until his death in Paris, Maine, April 30, 1852; interment in Hillside Cemetery.

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

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External Research Collections

Maine Historical Society

Portland, ME
Papers: ca. 1840-1852, 31 items. The papers include callings cards and an invitation belonging to Charles Andrews. Calling cards included are Andrews, Stephen A. Douglas, Stephen Longfellow, Jr.; Sam Houston, and other notables. Also contains a dinner invitation from President Millard Fillmore.
Papers: 1850-1852, 15 items. The papers of Charles Andrews include two letters of condolence from the Secretary of the Senate and Asbury Dickins of North Carolina.
Papers: In the Persis Sibley Andrews Black Diaries, 1841-1853, 0.5 linear foot. Persons represented include Charles Andrews.
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