Andrew, John Albion
Born: May 31, 1818 AD
Died: 1867 AD, at 49 years of age.
1818 - Born in Windham, Maine on the 31st of May.
1833 - Andrew entered Bowdoin College.
1837 - After his graduation, he moved to Boston to study law under Henry H. Fuller, with whom he became close friends.
1848 - Andrew married Eliza Jane Hersey of Hingham on Christmas evening.
1848 - He helped organize the Free Soil Party, which opposed the expansion of slavery.
1850 - Andrew joined the Republican party.
1857 - He was elected to as a Representative in the General Court.
1860 - He was elected governor of Massachusetts by a huge margin.
1861 - Andrew took office on the 2nd of January, on the eve of the Civil War, and he immediately began to ready the Massachusetts militia for duty.
1862-1863 - He encouraged to join the 2nd Massachusetts Cavalry.
1864 - Andrew wrote a letter to President Abraham Lincoln describing a woman named Lydia Bixby who lost five sons in battle and asking Lincoln to express his condolences.
1866 - He left the office of governor and again took up the practice of law, although he intended to remain active in politics.
1867 - Died on the 30th of October of apoplexy after having tea at his home in Boston.
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