Andrew J. Kuykendall

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Andrew Jackson Kuykendall (March 3, 1815 – May 11, 1891) was a U.S. Representative from Illinois.


Born in Gallatin County, Illinois, Kuykendall completed preparatory studies and later studied law. He was admitted to the bar in 1840 and commenced practice in Vienna, Illinois. He served as member of the Illinois House of Representatives from 1842 to 1862.

During the Civil War, Kuykendall served one year in the Union Army as the major of the 31st Illinois Infantry.

Kuykendall was elected as a Republican to the Thirty-ninth Congress (March 4, 1865-March 3, 1867). He resumed the practice of law in Vienna, Illinois. He later served as the county and probate judge of Johnson County, Illinois from 1873 to 1881. He served as member of the Illinois State Senate from 1878 to 1882. He retired from public life and engaged in agricultural pursuits.

A. J. Kuykendall died in Vienna, Illinois, May 11, 1891, and was interred in the Fraternal Cemetery.


United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
William J. Allen
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Illinois's 13th congressional district

March 4, 1865 – March 3, 1867
Succeeded by
Green B. Raum

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