Andrew J. Hunter

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Andrew J. Hunter

Andrew Jackson Hunter (December 17, 1831 – January 12, 1913) was a U.S. Representative from Illinois.

Born in Greencastle, Indiana, Hunter moved with his parents to Paris, Illinois, in 1832. He attended the common schools and Edgar Academy. He worked as a civil engineer from 1852 to 1856. He studied law, was admitted to the bar in 1856, and commenced practice in Paris. He served as member of the Illinois Senate 1864-1868, and was also a member of the board of investigation of State institutions. He was an unsuccessful candidate in 1870 to the Forty-second Congress and again, in 1882, to the Forty-eighth Congress. He served as judge of the Edgar County court 1886-1892.

Hunter was elected as a Democrat to the Fifty-third Congress (March 4, 1893 – March 4, 1895). He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1894 to the Fifty-fourth Congress.

Hunter was elected to the Fifty-fifth Congress (March 4, 1897 – March 4, 1899). He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1898 to the Fifty-sixth Congress. He served as delegate to the Democratic National Convention in 1908. He died in Paris, Illinois, January 12, 1913. He was interred in Edgar Cemetery.

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United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
District elections
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Illinois's at-large congressional district

March 4, 1893 – March 4, 1895
Succeeded by
District elections

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