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John F. Andrew


John F. Andrew

John Forrester Andrew
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Massachusetts's 3rd district
In office
March 4, 1889 – March 3, 1893
Preceded by Leopold Morse
Succeeded by Joseph H. Walker
Personal details
Born November 26, 1850
Hingham, Massachusetts
Died May 30, 1895
Boston, Massachusetts
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) Harriet Thayer (m. 1883, d. 1891)[1]
Relations John Albion Andrew[1]

John Forrester Andrew was a United States Representative from Massachusetts. He was born to John Albion Andrew[1] and Eliza Jane (Hersey) Andrew in Hingham on November 26, 1850. He attended private schools, including Phillips School and Brooks School. He graduated from Harvard University in 1872 and from Harvard Law School in 1875. He was admitted to the Suffolk bar and commenced practice in Boston.

He was a member of the Massachusetts House of Representatives.[1] 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. Andrew resumed the practice of his profession, and died in Boston on May 30, 1895. His interment was in Mount Auburn Cemetery in Cambridge.


  1. ^ a b c d Toomey, Daniel P. (1892), Massachusetts of Today: a Memorial of the State, Historical and Biographical, Boston, MA: Columbia Publishing Company, p. 296. 
United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
Leopold Morse
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Massachusetts's 3rd congressional district

March 4, 1889 - March 3, 1893
Succeeded by
Joseph H. Walker
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