|Rector of Collegiate School pro tempore|
|Preceded by||Abraham Pierson|
|Succeeded by||Timothy Cutler|
|Born||29 January 1656
|Died||24 January 1738
|Spouse(s)||Abigail Treat, Abigail Beach|
He was graduated from Harvard College in 1675. He was a Tutor and Fellow at Harvard, and had assumed the chief responsibilities of Harvard during the administrations of Presidents Oakes and Rogers. He had, in that position, been Tutor to several students who, like him, later became trustees of the Collegiate School: James Pierpont, Samuel Russel, Noadiah Russell and Joseph Webb.
He was one of the ministers who assembled at Saybrook in 1708 by order of the General Court for the purpose of adopting and recommending to the churches a manual of church discipline called the "Saybrook Platform".
His first wife was Abigail Treat (1660-1727), the daughter of Governor Robert Treat and his first wife Jane Tapp. His second wife was Abigail Beach.
He served as the rector pro tempore of the Collegiate School between 1707 (the death of Rev. Abraham Pierson, the first rector) and 1719. During his tenure the school was renamed Yale College to honor a gift from Elihu Yale, a governor of the British East India Company. Rev. Andrew continued to reside at Milford, loyal to his congregation, teaching the senior students there. He refused to move to New Haven.
Rev. Andrew is interred at Milford.
- The Diary of John Comer, John Comer, edited with notes by C. Edwin Barrows, The Baptist Standard Bearer, Paris, Arkansas, 1893, page 30, note 30.
- The Beginnings of Yale (1701-1726), Edwin Oviatt, Yale University Press, New Haven, MDCCCCXVI, page 251.
- Though this meeting is part of Yale's founding legend, its historicity has been questioned.
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