Samuel G. Andrews

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Samuel G. Andrews
7th Mayor of Rochester, New York
In office
Preceded by Thomas H. Rochester
Succeeded by Elijah F. Smith
22nd Mayor of Rochester, New York
In office
Preceded by Charles J. Hayden
Succeeded by Rufus Keeler
Congressman from New York
In office
March 4, 1857 – March 3, 1859
Personal details
Born (1796-10-16)October 16, 1796
Derby, Connecticut, USA
Died June 11, 1863(1863-06-11) (aged 66)
Rochester, New York, USA
Political party Republican
Residence Rochester, New York
Occupation Politician

Samuel George Andrews (October 16, 1796–June 11, 1863) was an American politician and a U.S. Representative from New York.


Born in Derby, New Haven County, Connecticut, on October 16, 1796, Andrews was the Son of Samuel James and Demaris (Tyler) Andrews. He attended the public schools and a classical academy in Chester, Connecticut. He moved to New York in 1815 with his parents, who settled in Rochester.


Andrews became engaged in the mercantile business, but he also served as clerk of the New York State assembly in 1831 and 1832. A clerk of Monroe County from 1834 to 1837, he was on the board of aldermen in 1838. He served as Clerk of the New York State Senate in 1840 and 1841. For two years he was clerk of the court of errors. He was appointed postmaster of Rochester on January 8, 1842, and served until July 18, 1845, when his successor was appointed.

Andrews served twice as Mayor of Rochester, New York in 1846 and 1850. He was a delegate to Republican National Convention from New York, 1856.[1]

Elected as a Whig (later the Republican Party) to the 35th United States Congressas representative for the twenty-ninth district of New York, Andrews held office from March 4, 1857, to March 3, 1859.[2]


Andrews died in Rochester, Monroe County, New York, on June 11, 1863 (age 66 years, 238 days). He is interred at Mt. Hope Cemetery, Rochester, New York.[3]


  1. ^ "Samuel G. Andrews". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. Retrieved 10 July 2013. 
  2. ^ "Samuel G. Andrews". Govtrack US Congress. Retrieved 10 July 2013. 
  3. ^ "Samuel G. Andrews". The Political Graveyard. Retrieved 10 July 2013. 

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United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
John Williams
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 29th congressional district

March 4, 1857, to March 3, 1859
Succeeded by
Alfred Ely