Samuel Andrew Edit Profile
He was graduated from Harvard College in 1675.
He was a Tutor and Fellow at Harvard, and had assumed the chief responsibilities of Harvard during the administrations of Presidents Oakes and Rogers. He had, in that position, been Tutor to several students who, like him, later became trustees of the Collegiate School: James Pierpont, Samuel Russel, Noadiah Russell and Joseph Webb. He was ordained minister at Milford, Connecticut on 18 November 1685, and was pastor of the church there for fifty years.
He was one of the ten ministers who pooled their books and resources to found the Collegiate School at Branford, Connecticut in 1701, from which Yale dates its founding. He was one of the ministers who assembled at Saybrook in 1708 by order of the General Court for the purpose of adopting and recommending to the churches a manual of church discipline called the "Saybrook Platform". He served as the rector pro tempore of the Collegiate School between 1707 (the death of Rev Abraham Pierson, the first rector) and 1719.
During his tenure the school was renamed Yale College to honor a gift from Elihu Yale, a governor of the British East India Company. Andrew continued to reside at Milford, loyal to his congregation, teaching the senior students there. He refused to move to New Haven.
Andrew is interred at Milford.
Member Saybrook Synod of 1708.
Married Abigail Treat.