ANDREWS, John Tuttle, (1803 - 1894)


”The Debate on the Silver Question in the House of Representatives, March 8th” (detail), Frank Leslie’s Illustrated Newspaper,1892, Collection of U.S. House of Representatives

ANDREWS, John Tuttle, a Representative from New York; born near Schoharie Creek, Greene County, N.Y., May 29, 1803; moved with his parents in 1813 to Reading, near Dundee, Yates County; attended the district school and also was privately tutored; taught school for several years; engaged in mercantile pursuits in Irelandville and Watkins; justice of the peace and sheriff of Steuben County in 1836 and 1837; elected as a Democrat to the Twenty-fifth Congress (March 4, 1837-March 3, 1839); was not a candidate for renomination in 1838; after his term in Congress retired from active business and settled in Dundee, N.Y.; again engaged in mercantile pursuits, from 1866 until 1877, when he again retired from business pursuits to care for his personal estate; died in Dundee, N.Y., June 11, 1894; interment in Hillside Cemetery, Dundee, N.Y.