Andrew Ewing

Andrew Ewing ( born June 17, 1813 in Nashville, Tennessee, † June 16, 1864 in Atlanta, Georgia ) was an American politician. Between 1849 and 1851 he represented the state of Tennessee in the U.S. House of Representatives.


Andrew Ewing was the younger brother of Congressman Edwin Hickman Ewing ( 1809-1902 ). He studied beyond primary school until 1832 at the University of Nashville. After studying law and its made ​​in 1835 admitted to the bar he began in Nashville to work in his new profession. Since 1833 until his death he was curator of the University of Nashville. In contrast to his brother, who was a member of the Whigs, Andrew Ewing joined the Democratic Party.

In the congressional elections of 1848 he was in the eighth constituency of Tennessee in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he became the successor of Washington Barrow on March 4, 1849. Since he resigned in 1850 to a bid again, he was able to complete only one term in Congress until March 3, 1851. After his retirement from the U.S. House of Representatives Ewing practiced as a lawyer again. In 1860 he was a delegate to the second Democratic National Convention in Baltimore. During the Civil War he was a Confederate military judge under General Braxton Bragg. He died on June 16, 1864, one day before his 49th birthday, in Atlanta.