Andrew R. Govan
Andrew Robison Govan
|Member of the U.S. House of Representatives|
from South Carolina's 4th district
December 4, 1822 – March 3, 1827
|Preceded by||James Overstreet|
|Succeeded by||William D. Martin|
|Member of the South Carolina House of Representatives|
1820 – 1821
|Born||January 13, 1794|
Orangeburg District, South Carolina
|Died||June 27, 1841 (aged 47)|
Marshall County, Mississippi
|Resting place||Marshall County, Mississippi|
|Children||George M. Govan|
|Alma mater||South 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.
- United States Congress. "Andrew R. Govan (id: G000346)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
- Rowland, Dunbar (1907). Mississippi: Comprising Sketches of Counties, Towns, Events, Institutions, and Persons, Arranged in Cyclopedic Form. Southern Historical Publishing Association.