Andrew Jackson Caldwell

Andrew Jackson Caldwell ( born July 22, 1837 in Montevallo, Shelby County, Alabama; † November 22, 1906 in Nashville, Tennessee ) was an American politician. Between 1883 and 1887 he represented the state of Tennessee in the U.S. House of Representatives.


In 1844, Andrew Caldwell came with his parents to Tennessee, where the family settled near Nashville. He attended the public schools of his new home and the Franklin College, which he completed in 1854. Between 1854 and 1857 Caldwell worked as a teacher in Nashville; then he moved to Trenton. At that time he began studying law, but which he at first did not finish because he served in the army of the Confederacy during the Civil War as a soldier. After the war, he finished his law studies. After qualifying as a lawyer in 1867, he started in Nashville to work in his new profession. Between 1870 and 1878 he was district attorney in Davidson County and Rutherford County.

Politically, Caldwell was a member of the Democratic Party. Between 1880 and 1882 he sat as an MP in the House of Representatives from Tennessee. In the congressional elections of 1882 he was in the sixth electoral district of Tennessee in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he became the successor of John Ford House on March 4, 1883. After a re-election he was able to complete in Congress until March 3, 1887 two legislative sessions. 1886 renounced Caldwell on another candidacy. In the following years he practiced as a lawyer again. He died on 22 November 1906 in Nashville.