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Preceded by  William Hebard
Name  Andrew Tracy
Alma mater  Dartmouth College
Political party  Whig Party

Andrew Tracy
Born  December 15, 1797 Hartford, Vermont, U.S. (1797-12-15)
Died  October 28, 1868(1868-10-28) (aged 70) Woodstock, Vermont, U.S.
Profession  Politician, Teacher, Lawyer

Succeeded by  Justin Smith Morrill

Andrew Tracy (December 15, 1797 – October 28, 1868) was an American politician, teacher and lawyer. He served as a U.S. Representative from Vermont.

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Early life

Tracy was born in Hartford, Vermont to James Tracy and Mercy Richmond Tracy. He attended Royalton and Randolph Academies, before attending Dartmouth College in Hanover, New Hampshire for two years. He taught school, studied law with George E. Wales, and was admitted to the bar in 1826. He began the practice of law in Quechee, Vermont, and in 1838 moved to Woodstock, Vermont where he continued to practice law.

Political career

Tracy was member of the Vermont House of Representatives from 1833 until 1837. He served in the Vermont Senate in 1839 and was an unsuccessful candidate for election in 1840 to the Twenty-seventh Congress. He was a member of the Vermont House again from 1843 until 1845, and served as speaker. He was a Presidential Elector for Vermont in 1848.

He was elected as a Whig candidate to the Thirty-third Congress, serving from March 4, 1853 until March 3, 1855. He declined to be a candidate for renomination in 1854 to the Thirty-fourth Congress. After leaving Congress, he resumed the practice of law.

Death

Tracy died in Woodstock, Vermont on October 28, 1868. He was interred in River Street Cemetery in Woodstock.

References

Andrew Tracy Wikipedia


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