Samuel G. Andrews
|Samuel G. Andrews|
|7th Mayor of Rochester, New York|
|Preceded by||Thomas H. Rochester|
|Succeeded by||Elijah F. Smith|
|22nd Mayor of Rochester, New York|
|Preceded by||Charles J. Hayden|
|Succeeded by||Rufus Keeler|
|Congressman from New York|
March 4, 1857 – March 3, 1859
October 16, 1796|
Derby, Connecticut, USA
|Died||June 11, 1863
Rochester, New York, USA
|Residence||Rochester, 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.
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.
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|United States House of Representatives|
|Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 29th congressional district
March 4, 1857, to March 3, 1859