Landaff Watson Andrews (February 12, 1803 – December 23, 1888) was a United States Representative from Kentucky. Born in Flemingsburg, Kentucky, he graduated from the law department of Transylvania University, Lexington, Kentucky in 1826 and was admitted to the bar the same year. Andrews commenced practice in Flemingsburg, Kentucky.
|Member of the U.S. House of Representatives|
from Kentucky's 11th district
March 4, 1839 – March 3, 1843
|Preceded by||Richard Menefee|
|Succeeded by||District abolished|
|Member of the Kentucky Senate|
|Member of the Kentucky House of Representatives|
|Born||February 12, 1803|
Fleming County, Kentucky
|Died||December 23, 1888 (aged 85)|
|Resting place||Fleming County Cemetery|
|Alma mater||Transylvania University|
Andrews was the prosecuting attorney of Fleming County, Kentucky, 1829–1839, and a member of the Kentucky House of Representatives, 1834-1838. He was elected as a Whig to the Twenty-sixth and Twenty-seventh Congresses (March 4, 1839 – March 3, 1843) but was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1842 to the Twenty-eighth Congress. After leaving Congress, he served in the Kentucky Senate as an independent candidate in 1857 and was again elected a member of the Kentucky House of Representatives, in 1861, and served until 1862, when he resigned.
After leaving the state legislature, Andrews was the judge of the circuit court 1862-1868. He resumed the practice of law in Flemingsburg, Kentucky where he died in 1888. His year of death is often given erroneously as 1887. He was buried in Fleming County Cemetery.
- United States Congress. "Landaff Andrews (id: A000247)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
- Landaff Andrews at Find a Grave
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