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Charles ANDREWS

(1814-1852)

ANDREWS, Charles, a Representative from Maine; born in Paris, Oxford County, Maine, February 11, 1814; attended the district school; was graduated from Hebron (Maine) Academy; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1837 and commenced practice in Turner, Androscoggin County, Maine; returned to Paris, Maine; member of the State house of representatives 1839-1843, serving as speaker in 1842; became clerk of the courts for Oxford County, Maine, on January 1, 1845, and served three years; delegate to the Democratic National Convention at Baltimore in 1848; elected as a Democrat to the Thirty-second Congress and served from March 4, 1851, until his death in Paris, Maine, April 30, 1852; interment in Hillside Cemetery.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present

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