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Landaff Andrews

Landaff Andrews
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Kentucky's 11th district
In office
March 4, 1839 – March 3, 1843
Preceded by Richard Menefee
Succeeded by District abolished
Personal details
Born (1803-02-12)February 12, 1803
Fleming County, Kentucky
Died December 23, 1887(1887-12-23) (aged 84)
Flemingsburg, Kentucky
Resting place Fleming County Cemetery
Political party Whig
Alma mater Transylvania University
Profession Lawyer

Landaff Watson Andrews (February 12, 1803 – December 23, 1887) was a United States Representative from Kentucky. Born in Flemingsburg, Kentucky, he graduated from the law department of Transylvania University, Lexington, Kentucky in 1826 and was admitted to the bar the same year. Andrews commenced practice in Flemingsburg, Kentucky.

Andrews was the prosecuting attorney of Fleming County, Kentucky, 1829–1839, and a member of the Kentucky House of Representatives, 1834-1838. He was elected as a Whig to the Twenty-sixth and Twenty-seventh Congresses (March 4, 1839-March 3, 1843) but was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1842 to the Twenty-eighth Congress. After leaving Congress, he served in the Kentucky Senate as an independent candidate in 1857 and was again elected a member of the Kentucky House of Representatives, in 1861, and served until 1862, when he resigned.

After leaving the state legislature, Andrews was the judge of the circuit court 1862-1868. He resumed the practice of law in Flemingsburg, Kentucky where he died in 1887. He was buried in Fleming County Cemetery.


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