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Andrew Jackson CALDWELL

(1837-1906)

CALDWELL, Andrew Jackson, a Representative from Tennessee; born in Montevallo, Shelby County, Ala., July 22, 1837; moved to Tennessee in 1844 with his parents, who settled near Nashville; attended the common schools; was graduated from Franklin College, Tennessee, in 1854; taught school in Nashville 1854-1857; moved to Trenton in 1857 and studied law; during the Civil War served in the Confederate Army as a private and regimental quartermaster in the First Regiment, Tennessee Cavalry; resumed his law studies; was admitted to the Tennessee bar in 1867 and commenced the practice of law in Nashville, Tenn.; attorney general for the district of Davidson and Rutherford Counties, Tenn., 1870-1878; served as a member of the State house of representatives in 1880 and 1882; elected as a Democrat to the Forty-eighth and Forty-ninth Congresses (March 4, 1883-March 3, 1887); was not a candidate for reelection to the Fiftieth Congress; resumed the practice of law; died in Nashville, Tenn., November 22, 1906; interment in Mount Olivet Cemetery.

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

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