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Andrew Strahan (1749–1831) was a MP and printer who served as the King's Printer.

He was the youngest son of William Strahan (1715–1785), and carried on his father's business with success, becoming one of the joint patentees, with John Reeves and George Eyre as the King's Printer. He retired in 1819. Between 1796 and 1820 he sat in Parliament successively for Newport, Wareham, Carlow Borough, Aldeburgh, and New Romney.

Strahan died on 25 August 1831, having presented £1,000 to the Royal Literary Fund, and bequeathed £1,225 to the Stationers' Company.


  • Cochrane, J. A., Dr Johnson's Printer : The Life of William Strahan, 1964

  This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain"Strahan, William". Dictionary of National Biography. London: Smith, Elder & Co. 1885–1900.

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