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Andrew EWING

(1813-1864)

EWING, Andrew, (brother of Edwin Hickman Ewing), a Representative from Tennessee; born in Nashville, Tenn., June 17, 1813; completed preparatory studies, and was graduated from the University of Nashville in 1832; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1835 and commenced practice in Nashville, Tenn.; chosen trustee of the University of Nashville in 1833, and served in that office until his death; elected as a Democrat to the Thirty-first Congress (March 4, 1849-March 3, 1851); declined to be a candidate for renomination in 1850; resumed the practice of law in Nashville; delegate to the Democratic National Convention at Baltimore in 1860; during the Civil War served as judge of Gen. Braxton Bragg’s military court; died in Atlanta, Ga., June 16, 1864; interment in Nashville City Cemetery, Nashville, Tenn.

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

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