SLOAN, Andrew, (1845 - 1883)


SLOAN, Andrew, a Representative from Georgia; born in McDonough, Henry County, Ga., June 10, 1845; attended the common schools, Marshall College, Griffin, Ga., and Bethany (W.Va.) College; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1866 and practiced; solicitor of Henry County in 1866; moved to Savannah, Ga.; deputy collector of customs in 1867; resigned, and resumed the practice of law; assistant United States district attorney in 1869; later appointed district attorney and served until 1872, when he resigned, acting at the same time as local counsel for the United States in regard to the cotton claims and also with the mixed commission on British and American claims; successfully contested as a Republican the election of Morgan Rawls to the Forty-third Congress and served from March 24, 1874, to March 3, 1875; moved to New Mexico in 1881 and settled in Silver City, where he died September 22, 1883; interment in the City Cemetery.