Andrew K. Hay

Andrew Kessler Hay ( * January 19, 1809 in Lowell, Massachusetts, † February 7, 1881 in Winslow, New Jersey ) was an American politician. Between 1849 and 1851 he represented the State of New Jersey in the U.S. House of Representatives.


Andrew Hay attended the common schools and worked in the production of window glass. In 1829 he moved to Waterford Works, New Jersey, and later to Winslow. In both places he was engaged in the manufacture of glass. In addition, Hay went into the real estate business and he was engaged in farming. Politically, he was a member of the Whig party. In the congressional elections of 1848, he was the first electoral district of New Jersey in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he succeeds James G. Hampton took on 4 March 1849 who had not a candidate. Since he resigned in 1850 to re-election, Hay was able to complete only one term in Congress until March 3, 1851.

After the end of his time in the U.S. House of Representatives Hay took his previous activities on again. Politically he joined after dissolution of the Whigs of the Republican Party. In 1872 he was one of the Republican electors, officially chose President Ulysses S. Grant in his second term. From 1872 to 1876 Andrew Hay was president of the railroad company Camden and Atlantic Railroad. He died on 7 February 1881 in Winslow.