Plymouth County Biographies

Part of the Massachusetts Biographies Project

John Forrester Andrew

John Forrester Andrew (1850-1895), 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, Suffolk County, Mass., May 30, 1895; interment in Mount Auburn Cemetery, Cambridge, Mass.

Parents: John Albion Andrew, Eliza Jones Hersey
Spouse: Harriett Bayard Thayer
Born: 6 Feb 1853 in Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts
Died: 16 Sep 1891 in Dublin, Cheshire, New Hampshire
Marriage: 11 Oct 1883

Cornelia Thayer Andrew 19 Nov 1884

U.S. Federal Census
Family Data Collections LDS
Biographical Directory of theU.S. Congress

Also see:
John F. Andrew papers, Massachusetts Historical Society.