Andrew Tracy

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Andrew Tracy
Andrew Tracy.jpg
Member of the
United States House of Representatives
from Vermont's 2nd district
In office
March 4, 1853 – March 3, 1855
Preceded byWilliam Hebard
Succeeded byJustin Smith Morrill
Member of the Vermont House of Representatives
In office
Personal details
Born(1797-12-15)December 15, 1797
Hartford, Vermont, U.S.
DiedOctober 28, 1868(1868-10-28) (aged 70)
Woodstock, Vermont, U.S.
Political partyWhig Party
Alma materDartmouth College
ProfessionPolitician, Teacher, Lawyer

Andrew Tracy (December 15, 1797 – October 28, 1868) was an American politician, teacher and lawyer. He served as a U.S. Representative from Vermont.

Early life[edit]

Tracy was born in Hartford, Vermont to James Tracy and Mercy Richmond Tracy. He attended Royalton and Randolph Academies, before attending Dartmouth College in Hanover, New Hampshire for two years.[1] He taught school, studied law with George E. Wales, and was admitted to the bar in 1826.[2] He began the practice of law in Quechee, Vermont, and in 1838 moved to Woodstock, Vermont where he continued to practice law.[3]

Political career[edit]

Tracy was member of the Vermont House of Representatives from 1833 until 1837.[4] He served in the Vermont Senate in 1839[5] and was an unsuccessful candidate for election in 1840 to the Twenty-seventh Congress. He was a member of the Vermont House again from 1843 until 1845, and served as speaker.[6] He was a Presidential Elector for Vermont in 1848.[7]

He was elected as a Whig candidate to the Thirty-third Congress, serving from March 4, 1853 until March 3, 1855.[8] He declined to be a candidate for renomination in 1854 to the Thirty-fourth Congress. After leaving Congress, he resumed the practice of law.[9]


Tracy died in Woodstock, Vermont on October 28, 1868. He was interred in River Street Cemetery in Woodstock.[10]


  1. ^ French, Warren C (1884). Biographical Sketch of Hon. Andrew Tracy: Read at the Annual Meeting of the Vermont Bar Association, at Montpelier, October 28, 1883. Vermont standard print. p. 5.
  2. ^ "Andrew Tracy". Our Campaigns. Retrieved December 16, 2012.
  3. ^ Cass, Lewis (1891). History of Windsor county, Vermont. D. Mason & Co. p. 914.
  4. ^ United States. Congress (2005). Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774-2005: The Continental Congress, September 5, 1774, to October 21, 1788, and the Congress of the United States, from the First Through the One Hundred Eighth Congresses, March 4, 1789, to January 3, 2005,. Government Printing Office. p. 2058.
  5. ^ Vermont. General Assembly. Senate (1836). Journal of the Senate of the State of Vermont. Vermont. General Assembly. Senate. p. 7.
  6. ^ "TRACY, Andrew, (1797 - 1868)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. Retrieved December 16, 2012.
  7. ^ "Tracy, Andrew (1797-1868)". The Political Graveyard. Retrieved December 16, 2012.
  8. ^ "Rep. Andrew Tracy". Retrieved December 16, 2012.
  9. ^ Tucker, William Howard (1889). History of Hartford, Vermont, July 4, 1761-April 4, 1889: The First Town on the New Hampshire Grants Chartered After the Close of the French War. Free Press Association. p. 382.
  10. ^ "Andrew Tracy". Find A Grave. Retrieved December 16, 2012.

Further reading[edit]

  • "History of Windsor county, Vermont" by Lewis Cass Aldrich, Frank R. Holmes, published by D. Mason & Co., 1891.

External links[edit]

Political offices
Preceded by
Carlos Coolidge
Speaker of the Vermont House of Representatives
Succeeded by
Ebenezer N. Briggs
U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
William Hebard
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Vermont's 2nd congressional district

Succeeded by
Justin S. Morrill