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ANDREWS, Landaff Watson

1803–1887

Biography

ANDREWS, Landaff Watson, a Representative from Kentucky; born in Flemingsburg, Fleming County, Ky., February 12, 1803; attended the public schools; was graduated from the law department of Transylvania University, Lexington, Ky., in 1826; was admitted to the bar the same year and commenced practice in Flemingsburg; prosecuting attorney of Fleming County 1829-1839; member of the State house of representatives 1834-1838; elected as a Whig to the Twenty-sixth and Twenty-seventh Congresses (March 4, 1839-March 3, 1843); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1842 to the Twenty-eighth Congress; served in the State senate as an independent candidate in 1857; again elected a member of the State house of representatives, in 1861, and served until 1862, when he resigned; judge of the circuit court 1862-1868; resumed the practice of law in Flemingsburg, Ky., where he died December 23, 1887; interment in Fleming County Cemetery.

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External Research Collections

Filson Club Historical Society

Louisville, KY
Papers: In the Charles Lanman collection. Autobiographical or biographical sketch. Unpublished finding aid in repository.

University of Virginia Library
Special Collections

Charlottesville, VA
Papers: 1861, 1 item. A letter from James P. Harbeson State Senator Landaff Watson Andrews written on September 16, 1851. In the letter, Harbeson discusses Andrews's political status; the secessionists; and, Kentucky's attitude toward Federal troops in the state. There is a brief reference to John J. Crittenden.
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