Andrew S. Fulton

Andrew Steele Fulton (* September 29, 1800 in Waynesboro, Virginia, † November 22, 1884 at Austin, Virginia ) was an American politician. Between 1847 and 1849 he represented the state of Virginia in the U.S. House of Representatives.


Andrew Fulton was the younger brother of Congressman John H. Fulton ( 1792-1836 ). He attended the common schools and the Hampden - Sydney College. After a subsequent law degree in 1825 and its recent approval as a lawyer, he began to work in Abingdon in this profession. In 1828 he moved his residence and his law firm to Wytheville. Later he hit as a member of the Whig Party launched a political career. In the years 1840 and 1845 he sat in the House of Virginia. In addition, he was district attorney in Wythe County.

In the congressional elections of 1846 Fulton was in the 13th electoral district of Virginia in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he became the successor of George Washington Hopkins on March 4, 1847. Since he resigned in 1848 to run again, he was able to complete only one term in Congress until March 3, 1849. This was marked by the events of the Mexican-American War. During his time in Congress Fulton was chairman of the Committee on disability pensions.

After the end of his time in the U.S. House of Representatives, he practiced as a lawyer again. Between 1852 and 1869 he was a judge in the 15th Judicial District of Virginia. He died on November 22, 1884 near Austinville.