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Andrew Jackson Transue (January 12, 1903 – June 24, 1995)[1] was a politician and attorney from the U.S. state of Michigan.

Transue was born in Clarksville, Michigan and attended the local schools. He graduated from the Detroit College of Law, LL.B., 1926 and J.D., 1968. He was admitted to the bar in 1926 and commenced the practice of law in Detroit in 1926 and Flint, Michigan in 1927. He also served as prosecuting attorney of Genesee County in 1933 and 1937.

In 1936, Transue defeated incumbent Republican William W. Blackney to be elected as a Democrat from Michigan's 6th congressional district to the 75th United States Congress, serving from January 3, 1937 to January 3, 1939. He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1938, losing to Blackney.[2]

Transue resumed the practice of law after leaving Congress and was a resident of Flint until his death. He was the attorney for the plaintiff, and won, in the 1951–1952 U.S. Supreme Court case Morissette v. United States.[3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Andrew Transue Biography The Political Graveyard
  2. ^
    • United States Congress. "Andrew J. Transue (id: T000354)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
  3. ^ Morrissette v. United States Library of Congress
U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
William W. Blackney
United States Representative for the 6th Congressional District of Michigan
1937 – 1939
Succeeded by
William W. Blackney