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Andrew BUCHANAN

(1780-1848)

BUCHANAN, Andrew, a Representative from Pennsylvania; born in Chester County, Pa., April 8, 1780; was graduated from Dickinson College, Carlisle, Pa.; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1798 and commenced practice in York, Pa.; located in Waynesburg, Greene County, Pa., in 1803; member of the State house of representatives; served in the State senate; elected as a Jacksonian to the Twenty-fourth Congress, and as a Democrat to the Twenty-fifth Congress (March 4, 1835-March 3, 1839); chairman, Committee on Elections (Twenty-fifth Congress); resumed the practice of his profession until his death in Waynesburg, Pa., on December 2, 1848; interment in Greene Mount Cemetery.

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

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