Andrew Ewing

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Andrew Ewing
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Tennessee's 8th district
In office
March 4, 1849 – March 3, 1851
Preceded byWashington Barrow
Succeeded byWilliam Cullom
Personal details
Born(1813-06-17)June 17, 1813
DiedJune 16, 1864(1864-06-16) (aged 50)
Atlanta, Georgia
Political partyDemocratic
Spouse(s)Rowena J Ewing
ChildrenRebecca P Ewing
Alma materUniversity of Nashville



Andrew Ewing (June 17, 1813 – June 16, 1864) was an American politician and a member of the United States House of Representatives for the 8th congressional district of Tennessee.


Ewing was born in Nashville on June 17, 1813. After completing preparatory studies, he graduated from the University of Nashville in 1832. He studied law, was admitted to the bar in 1835, and commenced practice in Nashville, Tennessee. He was the chosen trustee of the University of Nashville in 1833, and served in that office until his death.[1]


Elected as a Democrat to the Thirty-first Congress, Ewing served from March 4, 1849 to March 3, 1851.[2] He declined to be a candidate for renomination in 1850. He resumed the practice of law in Nashville, and he was a delegate to the 1860 Democratic National Convention at Baltimore. During the Civil War, he served as judge of General Braxton Bragg's military court.


Ewing died in Atlanta, Georgia on June 16, 1864 (age 50 years, 365 days). He is interred at Nashville City Cemetery in Nashville, Tennessee. He was the brother of fellow congressman Edwin Hickman Ewing.[3]


  1. ^ "Andrew Ewing". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. Retrieved 21 March 2013.
  2. ^ "Andrew Ewing". Govtrack US Congress. Retrieved 21 March 2013.
  3. ^ "Andrew Ewing". The Political Graveyard. Retrieved 21 March 2013.

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U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Washington Barrow
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Tennessee's 8th congressional district

Succeeded by
William Cullom