Andrew Jackson Clements
|Andrew Jackson Clements|
|United States Representative|
|Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Tennessee's 4th district
March 4, 1861 – March 3, 1863
December 23, 1832|
|Died||November 7, 1913
|Spouse(s)||Nancy Jones Clements
Matilda Harlan Clements
|Alma mater||Burritt College|
Andrew Jackson Clements (December 23, 1832 – November 7, 1913) was a surgeon and an American politician as a member of the United States House of Representatives for the 4th congressional district of Tennessee.
Clements was born in Clementsville, Tennessee in Clay County, son of Christopher Clements and Polly Fraim and grandson of John Clemans (Revolutionary War Veteran) and Eilzabeth Eagle. He attended a private school and Burritt College at Spencer, Tennessee, studied medicine, and commenced practice in Lafayette, Tennessee. His first wife, Nancy Jones Clements died in 1858 and he later married Matilda Harlan by whom he had four children: Mollie, Carlos, Carolyn, and Fred.
During the Civil War, Clements was a surgeon with the First Regiment, Tennessee Mounted Volunteer Infantry.
Elected as a Unionist to the Thirty-seventh Congress, Clements served from March 4, 1861 to March 3, 1863. He was a member of the Tennessee House of Representatives in 1866 and 1867. He resumed the practice of his profession and established a school on his estate for the people of that section of the Cumberland highlands.
Clements died of pneumonia, in Central State Hospital (a mental hospital where he was confined due to senility), Lakeland, Jefferson County, Kentucky, on November 7, 1913 (age 80 years, 319 days). He is interred at Glasgow Municipal Cemetery, Glasgow, Kentucky.
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