Andrew W. Doig

Andrew Wheeler Doig ( born July 24, 1799 in Salem, New York, † July 11, 1875 in Brooklyn, New York) was an American lawyer and politician. Between 1839 and 1843 he represented the State of New York in the U.S. House of Representatives.


Andrew Wheeler Doig was born shortly before the end of the 18th century in Salem in Washington County. He pursued an academic career. Doig moved to Lowville and went there by commercial shops. He worked in 1825 as city clerk (town clerk ) in Lowville and 1825-1831 as town clerk ( county clerk ) in Lewis County. In 1832 he sat in the New York State Assembly. He moved in 1833 to Martinsburg, where he worked as a cashier in the Lewis County Bank in the years 1833 and 1834. Then he returned to Lowville. Between 1835 and 1840 he held the post of guardianship and estate Richter ( surrogate ) in Lewis County. Politically, he was a member of the Democratic Party.

In the congressional elections of 1838, for the 26th Congress Doig was in the 16th electoral district of New York in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he became the successor of Arphaxed Loomis on March 4, 1839. After a successful re-election in 1840, he retired after March 3, 1843 out of the Congress.

Between 1843 and 1847 he was a Director of the Bank of Lowville, where he was vice president. He moved to California in 1849. There he went to a job in the mining industry. In 1850 he returned to Lowville. There he lived to advanced age. From 1853 to 1857 he was clerk in the customs office of New York City. On 11 July 1875 he died in the then still independent city of Brooklyn. His body was buried in the Rural Cemetery, Lowville.