Andrew Stevenson


Andrew Stevenson

Infobox Officeholder
name =Andrew Stevenson


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order =15th
office =Speaker of the United States House of Representatives
term_start =December 3, 1827
term_end =June 2, 1834
president =John Quincy Adams
Andrew Jackson
predecessor =John W. Taylor
successor =John Bell
order2 =Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Virginia's 23rd district
term_start2 =March 4, 1821
term_end2 =March 3, 1823
predecessor2 =John Tyler
successor2 =None; district eliminated
order3 =Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Virginia's 16th district
term_start3 =March 4, 1823
term_end3 =March 3, 1825
predecessor3 =John Randolph
successor3 =William Armstrong
order4 =Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Virginia's 9th district
term_start4 =March 4, 1825
term_end4 =March 3, 1833
predecessor4 =James Stephenson
successor4 =William P. Taylor
order5 =Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Virginia's 11th district
term_start5 =March 4, 1833
term_end5 =June 2, 1834
predecessor5 =John M. Patton
successor5 =John Robertson
birth_date =January 21, 1784
birth_place =Culpeper County, Virginia
death_date =January 25, 1857 (aged 73)
death_place =Albemarle County, Virginia
nationality =
party =Democratic
otherparty =
spouse =Mary White
relations =
children =
residence =
alma_mater =The College of William & Mary
occupation =
profession =Law
net worth =
religion =


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Andrew Stevenson (January 21, 1784–January 25, 1857) was a Democratic politician in the United States. Educated at the College of William and Mary, he married three times. His second wife, Sarah (Sally) Coles, was a cousin of Dolley Madison and sister of Edward Coles, a governor of Illinois. Stevenson served as a Congressman from Virginia from 1821 to 1834 and was the Speaker of the House from 1827 until 1833. From 1836 to 1841 Stevenson served as American minister to the United Kingdom. He presided over the 1835 Democratic National Convention and the 1848 Democratic National Convention. From 1856 to 1857 he served as rector of the University of Virginia.

His son John White Stevenson was a senator and Governor of Kentucky.

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