John Albion Andrew

John Albion Andrew (1818 - 1867)

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Governor John Albion (John Albion) Andrew
Born in Windham, Cumberland, Massachusetts, United Statesmap
[sibling(s) unknown]
Husband of — married [location unknown]
Died in Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United Statesmap
Profile last modified | Created 7 Feb 2015 | Last significant change: 14 Jan 2019
13:38: Patricia (Walsh) Tidwell edited the data for John Albion Andrew (1818-1867). (Merged Andrew-1878 into Andrew-808: Clear duplicate.) [Thank Patricia for this]
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Preceded by
24th Governor
Nathaniel P. Banks
John Albion Andrew
25th Governor
of Massachusetts
Mass. Governor
Succeeded by
26th Governor
Alexander Bullock



John Albion Andrew was born in 1818 in Windham, Maine. He was the son of Nancy Green Pierce and Jonathan Andrew. He was the Governor of Massachusetts from 1860-1866, and formed the famous 54th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, the first regiment in the United States made up entirely of enlisted men of color.


  • 1860-1866: Massachusetts Governor
  • 1860: Lawyer


  • 1860: Boston, Massachusetts with his wife, children, 25-year-old Irish immigrant servant Mary Canter, 24-year-old Irish immigrant servant Bridget Stapleton, and 25-year-old Irish immigrant servant Alice Mohan

Land Owner

  • 1860: $1,500 real estate value.


  • 1860: Unspecified


He passed away in 1867 and is buried at Hingham Cemetery in Hingham, Massachusetts.

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The Liberator: Lewis Hayden and Governor Andrew celebrate Thanksgiving Day together
The Liberator: Lewis Hayden and Governor Andrew celebrate Thanksgiving Day together

The Liberator: Authority Granted to Gov. Andrew to Raise Troops of African Descent
The Liberator: Authority Granted to Gov. Andrew to Raise Troops of African Descent

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On 14 Jan 2019 at 11:14 GMT K Raymoure wrote:

Andrew-808 and Andrew-1878 appear to represent the same person because: Clear duplicate

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