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Andrew Steele FULTON

(1800-1884)

FULTON, Andrew Steele, (brother of John H. Fulton), a Representative from Virginia; born near Waynesboro, Augusta County, Va., on September 29, 1800; attended the common schools and Hampden-Sidney College, Hampden-Sidney, Va.; studied law in Staunton, Va.; was admitted to the bar in 1825 and commenced practice in Abingdon, Va., in 1826; moved to Wytheville in 1828; elected a member of the State house of delegates in 1840 and 1845; prosecuting attorney for Wythe County; elected as a Whig to the Thirtieth Congress (March 4, 1847-March 3, 1849); chairman, Committee on Invalid Pensions (Thirtieth Congress); was not a candidate for renomination in 1848; resumed the practice of law; judge of the fifteenth judicial circuit of Virginia 1852-1869; died near Austinville, Wythe County, Va., on November 22, 1884; interment in the family cemetery on New River, near Austinville, Va.

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

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