Andrew J. Kuykendall

Andrew Jackson Kuykendall (March 3, 1815 – May 11, 1891) was a U.S. Representative from Illinois.

Andrew J. Kuykendall
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Illinois's 13th district
In office
March 4, 1865 – March 3, 1867
Preceded byWilliam J. Allen
Succeeded byGreen Berry Raum
Member of the Illinois Senate
In office
1878-1882
Member of the Illinois House of Representatives
In office
1842-1862
Personal details
Born(1815-03-03)March 3, 1815
Gallatin County, Illinois
DiedMay 11, 1891(1891-05-11) (aged 76)
Vienna, Illinois
Political partyRepublican

BiographyEdit

Born in Gallatin County, Illinois, Kuykendall completed preparatory studies and later studied law. He was admitted to the bar in 1840 and commenced practice in Vienna, Illinois. He served as member of the Illinois House of Representatives from 1842 to 1862.

During the Civil War, Kuykendall served one year in the Union Army as the major of the 31st Illinois Infantry.

Kuykendall was elected as a Republican to the Thirty-ninth Congress (March 4, 1865 – March 3, 1867). He resumed the practice of law in Vienna, Illinois. He later served as the county and probate judge of Johnson County, Illinois from 1873 to 1881. He served as member of the Illinois State Senate from 1878 to 1882. He retired from public life and engaged in agricultural pursuits.

A. J. Kuykendall died in Vienna, Illinois, May 11, 1891, and was interred in the Fraternal Cemetery.

ReferencesEdit

  • United States Congress. "Andrew J. Kuykendall (id: K000347)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. Retrieved on 2008-09-28
U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Illinois's 13th congressional district

March 4, 1865 – March 3, 1867
Succeeded by

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