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Andrew Robison GOVAN

(1794-1841)

GOVAN, Andrew Robison, a Representative from South Carolina; born in Orange Parish, Orangeburg District, S.C., January 13, 1794; pursued classical studies at a private school in Willington, S.C., and was graduated from South Carolina College at Columbia in 1813; member of the State house of representatives 1820-1821; elected as a Republican to the Seventeenth Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the death of James Overstreet; elected as a Jackson Republican to the Eighteenth Congress, and reelected as a Jacksonian to the Nineteenth Congress, and served from December 4, 1822, to March 3, 1827; moved to Mississippi in 1828 and devoted the remainder of his life to planting; died in Marshall County, Miss., June 27, 1841; interment in the family cemetery on the estate, “Snowdown” plantation, Marshall County, Miss.

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

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