Andrew Oliver (New York)

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Andrew Oliver (January 16, 1815 – March 6, 1889) was a U.S. Representative from New York.


Born in Springfield, New York, in 1835 Oliver graduated from Union College in Schenectady, New York.

He studied law, was admitted to the bar and commenced practice in Penn Yan, New York in 1838. He served as judge of the Court of Common Pleas from 1843 to 1847. In 1846 he was judge of the Yates County surrogate and county courts.

Oliver was elected as a Democrat to the Thirty-third and Thirty-fourth Congresses (March 4, 1853 – March 3, 1857). He served as chairman of the Committee on Invalid Pensions (Thirty-fourth Congress).

He was an unsuccessful candidate on the American Party ticket for reelection in 1856 to the Thirty-fifth Congress. He engaged in agricultural pursuits and also in the practice of law.

Oliver again served as county judge and surrogate judge from 1872 to 1877. He died in Penn Yan on March 6, 1889. He was interred in Penn Yan's Lake View Cemetery.


U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Henry S. Walbridge
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 26th congressional district

Succeeded by
Emory B. Pottle

 This article incorporates public domain material from the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress website