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Andrew Jackson KUYKENDALL

(1815-1891)

KUYKENDALL, Andrew Jackson, a Representative from Illinois; born in Gallatin County, Ill., March 3, 1815; completed preparatory studies; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1840 and commenced practice in Vienna, Ill.; member of the State house of representatives 1842-1862; during the Civil War served one year in the Union Army as major in the Thirty-first Regiment, Illinois Volunteers; elected as a Republican to the Thirty-ninth Congress (March 4, 1865-March 3, 1867); resumed the practice of law in Vienna, Ill.; county and probate judge of Johnson County 1873-1881; member of the State senate 1878-1882; retired from public life and engaged in agricultural pursuits; died in Vienna, Johnson County, Ill., May 11, 1891; interment in the Fraternal Cemetery.

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

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