Andrew R. Govan

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Andrew Robison Govan
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from South Carolina's 4th district
In office
December 4, 1822 – March 3, 1827
Preceded by James Overstreet
Succeeded by William D. Martin
Member of the South Carolina House of Representatives
In office
1820 – 1821
Personal details
Born (1794-01-13)January 13, 1794
Orangeburg District, South Carolina
Died June 27, 1841(1841-06-27) (aged 47)
Marshall County, Mississippi
Resting place Marshall County, Mississippi
Political party Democratic-Republican
Other political
Alma mater South Carolina College
Profession lawyer

Andrew Robison Govan (January 13, 1794 – June 27, 1841) was a U.S. Representative from South Carolina.

Born in Orange Parish, Orangeburg District, South Carolina, Govan pursued classical studies at a private school in Willington, South Carolina, and was graduated from South Carolina College at Columbia in 1813. He served as member of the State house of representatives 1820–1821.

Govan was elected as a Democratic-Republican to the Seventeenth Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the death of James Overstreet.

Govan was elected as a Jackson Republican to the Eighteenth Congress, and reelected as a Jacksonian to the Nineteenth Congress, and served from December 4, 1822, to March 3, 1827. He moved to Mississippi in 1828 and devoted the remainder of his life to planting. He died in Marshall County, Mississippi, June 27, 1841. He was interred in the family cemetery on the estate, "Snowdown" plantation in Marshall County.


United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
James Overstreet
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from South Carolina's 4th congressional district

Succeeded by
William D. Martin