Andrew Jackson Hunter, American lawyer. Member State senate, 1865-1869; member Congress, 1893-1895, and 1897-1899.
Hunter, Andrew Jackson was born on December 17, 1831 in Greencastle, Indiana, United States.
He attended the common schools and Edgar Academy. He studied law, was admitted to the bar in 1856, and commenced practice in Paris.
He worked as a civil engineer from 1852 to 1856. He was an unsuccessful candidate in 1870 to the Forty-second Congress and again, in 1882, to the Forty-eighth Congress. He served as judge of the Edgar County court 1886-1892.
Hunter was elected as a Democrat to the Fifty-third Congress (March 4, 1893 – March 4, 1895). He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1894 to the Fifty-fourth Congress. Hunter was elected to the Fifty-fifth Congress (March 4, 1897 – March 4, 1899).
He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1898 to the Fifty-sixth Congress. He served as delegate to the Democratic National Convention in 1908. He died in Paris, Illinois, January 12, 1913.
He was interred in Edgar Cemetery.
He served as member of the Illinois Senate 1864-1868, and was also a member of the board of investigation of State institutions.