Andrew Buchanan (American politician)

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Andrew Buchanan (April 8, 1780 – December 2, 1848) was a member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Pennsylvania.

Andrew Buchanan
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 20th district
In office
March 4, 1835 – March 4, 1839
Preceded byAndrew Stewart
Succeeded byEnos Hook
Personal details
Born(1780-04-08)April 8, 1780
Chester County, Pennsylvania
DiedDecember 2, 1848(1848-12-02) (aged 68)
Political partyJacksonian

Andrew Buchanan was born in Chester County, Pennsylvania. He graduated from Dickinson College in Carlisle, Pennsylvania. He studied law, was admitted to the bar in 1798 and commenced practice in York, Pennsylvania. He located in Waynesburg, Pennsylvania, in 1803. He served as a member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives and in the Pennsylvania State Senate.

Buchanan was elected as a Jacksonian to the Twenty-fourth Congress, and as a Democrat to the Twenty-fifth Congress. He served as chairman of the United States House Committee on Elections during the Twenty-fifth Congress. He resumed the practice of his profession until his death in Waynesburg in 1848. Interment in Green Mount Cemetery.


  • United States Congress. "Andrew Buchanan (id: B001000)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
  • The Political Graveyard
  • Greene Connections: Greene County, Pennsylvania Archives Project
U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 20th congressional district

Succeeded by