HUMPHREYS, Andrew, (1821 - 1904)


HUMPHREYS, Andrew, a Representative from Indiana; born near Knoxville, Tenn., March 30, 1821; moved with his parents to Owen County, Ind., in 1829; afterwards moved to Putnam County and located near Manhattan; attended the common schools; moved to Greene County in 1842; member of the State house of representatives 1849-1852 and from January 8 to March 9, 1857; appointed Indian agent for Utah by President Buchanan in 1857; delegate to the Democratic National Convention in 1872 and 1888; served in the State senate 1874-1876, 1878-1882, and 1896-1900; elected as a Democrat to the Forty-fourth Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of James D. Williams and served from December 5, 1876, to March 3, 1877; resumed agricultural pursuits in Greene County, Ind.; attended almost every Democratic State convention during his political life; died in Linton, Ind., June 14, 1904; interment in Moss Cemetery.