Andrew Strahan

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Andrew Strahan (1749–1831) was a MP and printer who served as the King's Printer.

He was the youngest son of William Strahan (1715–1785), and carried on his father's business with success, becoming one of the joint patentees, with John Reeves and George Eyre as the King's Printer. He retired in 1819. Between 1796 and 1820 he sat in Parliament successively for Newport, Wareham, Carlow Borough, Aldeburgh, and New Romney.

Strahan died on 25 August 1831, having presented £1,000 to the Royal Literary Fund, and bequeathed £1,225 to the Stationers' Company.


  • Cochrane, J. A., Dr Johnson's Printer : The Life of William Strahan, 1964

 This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain"Strahan, William". Dictionary of National Biography. London: Smith, Elder & Co. 1885–1900.

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Parliament of Great Britain
Preceded by
Jervoise Clarke Jervoise
Edward Rushworth
Member of Parliament for Newport (Isle of Wight)
With: William Hamilton Nisbet 1796–1800
Sir George Dallas 1800
Succeeded by
Parliament of the United Kingdom
Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Parliament of Great Britain
Member of Parliament for Newport (Isle of Wight)
With: Sir George Dallas
Succeeded by
John Blackburn
Richard Gervas Ker
Preceded by
Joseph Chaplin Hankey
John Calcraft
Member of Parliament for Wareham
With: John Calcraft 1802–1806
Jonathan Raine 1806–1807
Succeeded by
Sir Granby Calcraft
Hon. John Ward
Preceded by
Hon. F. J. Robinson
Member of Parliament for Carlow Borough
Succeeded by
Frederick Falkiner
Preceded by
Sir John Aubrey
Sandford Graham
Member of Parliament for Aldeburgh
With: The Lord Dufferin and Claneboye
Succeeded by
Samuel Walker
Joshua Walker
Preceded by
William Mitford
Cholmeley Dering
Member of Parliament for New Romney
With: Richard Erle-Drax-Grosvenor 1818–1819
Richard Erle-Drax-Grosvenor 1819–1820
Succeeded by
Richard Erle-Drax-Grosvenor
George Hay Dawkins-Pennant