John Forrester Andrew (November 26, 1850 – May 30, 1895) was a United States Representative from Massachusetts. He was born to John Albion Andrew[1] and Eliza Jane (Hersey) Andrew in Hingham on November 26, 1850. He attended private schools, including Phillips School and Brooks School. He graduated from Harvard University in 1872 and from Harvard Law School in 1875. He was admitted to the Suffolk bar and commenced practice in Boston.

John Forrester Andrew
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Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Massachusetts's 3rd district
In office
March 4, 1889 – March 3, 1893
Preceded byLeopold Morse
Succeeded byJoseph H. Walker
Member of the Massachusetts House of Representatives
In office
Member of the Massachusetts Senate
In office
Personal details
BornNovember 26, 1850
Hingham, Massachusetts
DiedMay 30, 1895 (aged 44)
Boston, Massachusetts
Political partyDemocratic
Spouse(s)Harriet Thayer (m. 1883, d. 1891)[1]
RelationsJohn Albion Andrew[1]
Alma materHarvard University
Harvard Law School

He was a member of the Massachusetts House of Representatives.[1] and served in the Massachusetts State Senate. He also served as Boston commissioner of parks. He was an unsuccessful Democratic candidate for Governor in 1886.

Andrew was elected as a Democrat to the Fifty-first and Fifty-second Congresses (March 4, 1889 – March 3, 1893). He served as chairman of the U.S. House Committee on Reform in the Civil Service (Fifty-second Congress). He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1892 to the Fifty-third Congress. Andrew resumed the practice of his profession, and died in Boston on May 30, 1895. His interment was in Mount Auburn Cemetery in Cambridge.


  1. ^ a b c d Toomey, Daniel P. (1892), Massachusetts of Today: a Memorial of the State, Historical and Biographical, Boston, MA: Columbia Publishing Company, p. 296.
U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Leopold Morse
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Massachusetts's 3rd congressional district

March 4, 1889 – March 3, 1893
Succeeded by
Joseph H. Walker