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John Forrester Andrew

congressman , lawyer

John Forrester Andrew was an American lawyer and congressman.

Background

Andrew, John Forrester was born on November 26, 1850 in Hingham, Massachusetts, United States.

Education

He attended private schools, including Phillips School and Brooks School.

He graduated from Harvard University in 1872 and from Harvard Law School in 1875.

Career

He was admitted to the Suffolk bar and commenced practice in Boston.

He was a member of the Massachusetts House of Representatives and served in the Massachusetts State Senate. He also served as Boston commissioner of parks.

He was an unsuccessful Democratic candidate for Governor in 1886.

Andrew was elected as a Democrat to the Fifty-first and Fifty-second Congresses (March 4, 1889 - March 3, 1893).

He served as Chairman of the U.S. House Committee on Reform in the Civil Service (Fifty-second Congress). He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1892 to the Fifty-third Congress.

Connections

father:
John Albion Andrew

mother:
Eliza Jane (Hersey) Andrew