Andrew, John Albion

Born: May 31, 1818 AD
Died: 1867 AD, at 49 years of age.

Nationality: American
Categories: Politician

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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