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ANDREW, John Forrester (1850-1895)

ANDREW, JOHN FORRESTER, a Representative from Massachusetts; born in Hingham, Plymouth County, Mass., November 26, 1850; attended private schools in Hingham and the Phillips School and Brooks School in Boston; was graduated from Harvard University in 1872 and from Harvard Law School in 1875; was admitted to the Suffolk bar in 1875 and commenced practice in Boston; member of the State house of representatives 1880-1882; served in the State senate in 1884 and 1885; commissioner of parks for Boston 1885-1890 and again in 1894; unsuccessful Democratic candidate for Governor in 1886; elected as a Democrat to the Fifty-first and Fifty-second Congresses (March 4, 1889-March 3, 1893); chairman, Committee on Reform in the Civil Service (Fifty-second Congress); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1892 to the Fifty-third Congress; resumed the practice of his profession; died in Boston, Mass., May 30, 1895; interment in Mount Auburn Cemetery, Cambridge, Mass.

Columbia University
Rare Book and Manuscript Library
New York, NY
Papers: In the Gay-Otis Family Papers, ca. 1740-1900, approximately 9,878 items.
The papers include a letter from John Forrester Andrew written on February 19, 1884. A finding aid is available in the repository.


Massachusetts Historical Society
Boston, MA
Papers: In the John A. Andrew Papers, 1772-1889, 25 boxes and 16 bound volumes.
Persons represented include John Forrester Andrew.