Andrew Harrison WARD, Congress, KY (1815-1904)


WARD, Andrew Harrison, a Representative from Kentucky; was born near Cynthiana, Harrison County, Ky., on January 3, 1815; attended the county schools and Transylvania University, Lexington, Ky.; clerk on a steamboat on the Tombigbee River for several years; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1844 and commenced practice in Cynthiana, Ky.; city attorney of Cynthiana in 1860; unsuccessful candidate for election to the State house of representatives in 1861; member of the State house of representatives 1863-1865; unsuccessful candidate for election in 1864 to the Thirty-ninth Congress; elected as a Democrat to the Thirty-ninth Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Green Clay Smith and served from December 3, 1866, to March 3, 1867; was not a candidate for renomination in 1866; resumed the practice of law and subsequently became president of the National Bank of Cynthiana; died in Cynthiana, Ky., April 16, 1904; interment in Battle Grove Cemetery.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present