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Andrew TRACY

(1797-1868)

TRACY, Andrew, a Representative from Vermont; born in Hartford, Vt., December 15, 1797; attended Royalton and Randolph Academies, and also Dartmouth College, Hanover, N.H., for two years; taught school; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1826 and commenced practice in Quechee, Windsor County, Vt.; moved to Woodstock, Vt., in 1838 and continued the practice of law; member of the State house of representatives 1833-1837; served in the State senate in 1839; was an unsuccessful candidate for election in 1840 to the Twenty-seventh Congress; again a member of the State house of representatives 1843-1845 and served as speaker; elected as a Whig to the Thirty-third Congress (March 4, 1853-March 3, 1855); declined to be a candidate for renomination in 1854 to the Thirty-fourth Congress; resumed the practice of his profession; died in Woodstock, Vt., on October 28, 1868; interment in Old Cemetery on River Street.

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

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