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Andrew OLIVER

(1815-1889)

OLIVER, Andrew, a Representative from New York; born in Springfield, N.Y., January 16, 1815; was graduated from Union College, Schenectady, N.Y., in 1835; studied law; was admitted to the bar and commenced practice in Penn Yan, Yates County, N.Y., in 1838; judge of the court of common pleas 1843-1847; judge of the surrogate and county courts in 1846; elected as a Democrat to the Thirty-third and Thirty-fourth Congresses (March 4, 1853-March 3, 1857); chairman, Committee on Invalid Pensions (Thirty-fourth Congress); unsuccessful candidate on the American Party ticket for reelection in 1856 to the Thirty-fifth Congress; engaged in agricultural pursuits and also in the practice of law; again served as county judge and surrogate 1872-1877; died in Penn Yan, N.Y., March 6, 1889; interment in Lake View Cemetery.

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

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