Andrew R. Govan

Andrew Robison Govan (January 13, 1794 – June 27, 1841) was a U.S. Representative from South Carolina.

Andrew Robison Govan
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from South Carolina's 4th district
In office
December 4, 1822 – March 3, 1827
Preceded byJames Overstreet
Succeeded byWilliam D. Martin
Member of the South Carolina House of Representatives
In office
1820 – 1821
Personal details
Born(1794-01-13)January 13, 1794
Orangeburg District, South Carolina
DiedJune 27, 1841(1841-06-27) (aged 47)
Marshall County, Mississippi
Resting placeMarshall County, Mississippi
Political partyDemocratic-Republican
Other political
ChildrenGeorge M. Govan
Alma materSouth Carolina College

Born in Orange Parish, Orangeburg District, South Carolina, Govan pursued classical studies at a private school in Willington, South Carolina, and was graduated from South Carolina College at Columbia in 1813. He served as member of the State house of representatives 1820–1821.

Govan was elected as a Democratic-Republican to the Seventeenth Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the death of James Overstreet.

Govan was elected as a Jackson Republican to the Eighteenth Congress, and reelected as a Jacksonian to the Nineteenth Congress, and served from December 4, 1822, to March 3, 1827. He moved to Mississippi in 1828 and devoted the remainder of his life to planting. He died in Marshall County, Mississippi, June 27, 1841. He was interred in the family cemetery on the estate, "Snowdown" plantation in Marshall County.

He was the father of George M. Govan (1840-1899), who was the 27th Secretary of State of Mississippi, serving from 1886 to 1896.[1]


  • United States Congress. "Andrew R. Govan (id: G000346)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from South Carolina's 4th congressional district

Succeeded by