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Andrew Kessler HAY

(1809-1881)

HAY, Andrew Kessler, a Representative from New Jersey; born near Lowell, Mass., January 19, 1809; completed preparatory studies; was employed in the manufacture of window glass; moved to Waterford Works, N.J., in 1829 and later to Winslow, N.J., and engaged in the manufacture of glass; was also largely interested in real estate and agriculture; elected as a Whig to the Thirty-first Congress (March 4, 1849-March 3, 1851); declined to be a candidate for renomination; resumed his business interests; presidential elector on the Republican ticket in 1872; president of the Camden & Atlantic Railroad Co. 1872-1876; died in Winslow, Camden County, N.J., February 7, 1881; interment in Colestown Cemetery, near Haddonfield, N.J.

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

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