Andrew Beirne

Andrew Beirne (* 1771 in Dangan, County Roscommon, Ireland, † March 16, 1845 in Gainesville, Alabama ) was an American politician. Between 1837 and 1841 he represented the state of Virginia in the U.S. House of Representatives.


Andrew Beirne attended the public schools of his Irish homeland and went on to study at Trinity University in Dublin. In 1793 he came to the United States, where he settled in Union in today's West Virginia. There he worked in commerce and agriculture. He also embarked on a political career. In the years 1807 and 1808, he sat in the House of Representatives from Virginia. During the British - American War of 1812 he served as a colonel in the militia of Monroe County. After that, he continued his previous activities. Politically, he joined until the end of the 1820s reappear. At that time he joined, founded by Andrew Jackson Democratic Party. In the years 1829 and 1830, Beirne was a delegate at a meeting to revise the constitution of his country. From 1831 to 1836 he was a member of the Senate of Virginia.

In the congressional elections of 1836 Beirne was in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he took up his new mandate on March 4, 1837. After a re-election he was able to complete in Congress until March 3, 1841 two legislative sessions. In 1840 he gave up another candidacy. After the end of his time in the U.S. House of Representatives, he worked again in trade and agriculture. He died on March 16, 1845 during a visit to Gainesville.