Andrew McCord

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Andrew McCord (ca. 1754 Stony Ford, Orange County, New York – 1808 Stony Ford, Orange County, New York) was a United States Representative from New York. The name is often spelled MacCord, especially in newspapers of the time.

Life[edit]

He was the son of John McCord who came in 1729 from Ireland to Cape Cod with Charles Clinton.

He attended the common schools and Newburgh Academy. He was a delegate to the convention at New Paltz on November 7, 1775 to choose deputies to the Second Provincial Congress, and was quartermaster in the Ulster County Militia from January 31, 1787 on. He served as captain of the Ulster County Militia and resigned on April 10, 1798.

In 1795, 1796, 1798, 1800, 1802, 1806 and 1807, he was a member of the New York State Assembly; and was Speaker in 1807.

McCord was elected as a Democratic-Republican to the Eighth Congress, holding office from March 4, 1803 to March 3, 1805, after which he engaged in agricultural pursuits. He died at Stony Ford in 1808, and was buried in the family burying ground on his farm near Stony Ford.

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United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
Theodorus Bailey
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 5th congressional district

1803 - 1805
Succeeded by
John Blake, Jr.
Political offices
Preceded by
Alexander Sheldon
Speaker of the New York State Assembly
1807
Succeeded by
Alexander Sheldon