Samuel G. Andrews

Samuel G. Andrews
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from New York's 29th district
In office
March 4, 1857 – March 3, 1859
Preceded byJohn Williams
Succeeded byAlfred Ely
22nd Mayor of Rochester, New York
In office
Preceded byCharles J. Hayden
Succeeded byRufus Keeler
7th Mayor of Rochester, New York
In office
December 1839-1840
Preceded byThomas H. Rochester
Succeeded byElijah F. Smith
Personal details
Born(1796-10-16)October 16, 1796
Derby, Connecticut, USA
DiedJune 11, 1863(1863-06-11) (aged 66)
Rochester, New York, USA
Political partyRepublican
ResidenceRochester, New York

Samuel George Andrews (October 16, 1796 – June 11, 1863) was an American politician and a U.S. Representative from New York.


Born in Derby, Connecticut, on October 16, 1796, Andrews was the son of Samuel James and Demaris (Tyler) Andrews. He attended the public schools and a classical academy in Chester, Connecticut. Andrews moved to Rochester, New York in 1815 with his parents.


Andrews worked in the mercantile business, but he also served as Clerk of the New York State Assembly in 1831 and 1832. A Monroe County Clerk from 1834 to 1837, Andrews served on the board of aldermen in 1838. He served as Clerk of the New York State Senate in 1840 and 1841. For two years he was clerk of the court of errors. He was appointed postmaster of Rochester on January 8, 1842, and served until July 18, 1845.

Andrews served twice as mayor of Rochester in 1840 and 1856. He was a New York delegate to the 1856 Republican National Convention.[1]

Elected as a Whig (later the Republican Party) to the 35th United States Congress from New York's 29th congressional district, Andrews held office from March 4, 1857, to March 3, 1859.[2]


Andrews died in Rochester on June 11, 1863 at age 66. He is interred in Mount Hope Cemetery in Rochester.[3]


  1. ^ "Samuel G. Andrews". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. Retrieved July 10, 2013.
  2. ^ "Samuel G. Andrews". Govtrack US Congress. Retrieved July 10, 2013.
  3. ^ "Samuel G. Andrews". The Political Graveyard. Retrieved July 10, 2013.

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U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
John Williams
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 29th congressional district

March 4, 1857 - March 3, 1859
Succeeded by
Alfred Ely