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Andrew Jackson CLEMENTS

(1832-1913)

CLEMENTS, Andrew Jackson, a Representative from Tennessee; born in Clementsville, Clay County, Tenn., December 23, 1832; attended a private school and Burritt College, Sparta, Tenn.; studied medicine and commenced practice in Lafayette, Tenn.; during the Civil War served as surgeon with the First Regiment, Tennessee Mounted Volunteer Infantry; elected as a Unionist to the Thirty-seventh Congress (March 4, 1861-March 3, 1863); member of the State house of representatives, 1866-1867; resumed the practice of his profession; established a school on his estate for the people of that section of the Cumberland highlands; died in Glasgow, Barren County, Ky., November 7, 1913; interment in Glasgow Cemetery.

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

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