Andrew Jackson Clements

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Andrew Jackson Clements
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Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Tennessee's 4th district
In office
March 4, 1861 – March 3, 1863
Preceded by William B. Stokes
Succeeded by Edmund Cooper
Personal details
Born (1832-12-23)December 23, 1832
Clementsville, Tennessee
Died November 7, 1913(1913-11-07) (aged 80)
Glasgow, Kentucky
Political party Unionist
Spouse(s) Nancy Jones Clements

Matilda Harlan Clements

Children Mollie Clements

Carlos Clements

Carolyn Clements

Fred Clements

Alma mater Burritt College
Profession physician


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.[1] 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.[2]


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.[3]


  1. ^ "Andrew Jackson Clements". Govtrack US Congress. Retrieved 4 April 2013. 
  2. ^ "Andrew Jackson Clements". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. Retrieved 4 April 2013. 
  3. ^ "Andrew Jackson Clements". The Political Graveyard. Retrieved 4 April 2013. 

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United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
William B. Stokes
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Tennessee's 4th congressional district

March 4, 1861 - March 3, 1863
Succeeded by
Civil War