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Andrew Jackson HAMILTON

(1815-1875)

HAMILTON, Andrew Jackson, (brother of Morgan Calvin Hamilton), a Representative from Texas; born in Huntsville, Madison County, Ala., January 28, 1815; attended the common schools; studied law; was admitted to the bar in Talladega, Ala., in 1841; moved to Texas and commenced the practice of law in Lagrange, Fayette County, in 1846; attorney general of the State in 1850; member of the State house of representatives 1851-1853; elected as an Independent Democrat to the Thirty-sixth Congress (March 4, 1859-March 3, 1861); was not a candidate for renomination in 1860; moved to New Orleans, La., in 1862; during the Civil War was commissioned brigadier general of Volunteers November 14, 1862; appointed by President Lincoln Military Governor of Texas in 1862; appointed provisional Governor by President Johnson in 1865; justice of the supreme court of Texas in 1866; delegate to the Loyalist convention at Philadelphia in 1866; unsuccessful candidate for Governor of Texas in 1869; died in Austin, Tex., April 11, 1875; interment in Oakwood Cemetery.

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

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