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Andrew Tracy
American politician

Andrew Tracy

Andrew Tracy
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Intro American politician
Was Politician Lawyer
From United States of America
Field Law Politics
Gender male
Birth 15 December 1797, Hartford, Windsor County, Vermont, U.S.A.
Death 28 October 1868, Woodstock, Windsor County, Vermont, U.S.A. (aged 70 years)
Star sign Sagittarius
Politics Whig Party
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Andrew Tracy (December 15, 1797 – October 28, 1868) was an American politician, teacher and lawyer. He served as a U.S. Representative from Vermont.

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.


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

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