Andrew W. Doig

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Andrew Wheeler Doig (July 24, 1799 – July 11, 1875) was a U.S. Representative from New York. He served in the 1830s and 1840s.

Born in Salem, New York, Doig pursued an academic course. He moved to Lowville, New York, and engaged in mercantile pursuits. He served as town clerk of Lowville in 1825, and as county clerk of Lewis County from 1825–1831. He was a member of the New York State Assembly in 1832. He moved to Martinsburg, New York, in 1833. He worked as the Cashier of the Lewis County Bank in 1833 and 1834. He returned to Lowville, where he served as surrogate of Lewis County from 1835–1840.

Doig was elected as a Democrat to the Twenty-sixth and Twenty-seventh Congresses (March 4, 1839 – March 3, 1843). He represented the Sixteenth District of New York each time. He served as member of the board of directors and vice president of the Bank of Lowville 1843–1847. He moved to California in 1849 and engaged in mining. He returned in 1850 to Lowville, New York, where he resided until late in life. He served as clerk in the Customs House, New York City, from 1853 to 1857. He died in Brooklyn, New York, July 11, 1875. He was interred in the Rural Cemetery, Lowville, New York.

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United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
Arphaxed Loomis
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 16th congressional district

1839–1843
Succeeded by
Chesselden Ellis

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