Andrew McCORD, Congress, NY (17541808)


McCORD, Andrew, a Representative from New York; born at what is now Stony Ford, Wallkill Township, Orange County, N.Y., about 1754; attended the common schools and Newburgh Academy; delegate to the convention at New Paltz, N.Y., November 7, 1775, to choose deputies to the Second Provincial Congress; quartermaster in Ulster County Militia January 31, 1787; served as captain of Ulster County Militia, and resigned April 10, 1798; member of the State assembly in 1795, 1796, 1798, 1800, 1802, and 1807, and served as speaker in 1807; elected as a Republican to the Eighth Congress (March 4, 1803-March 3, 1805); engaged in agricultural pursuits; died at Stony Ford, Orange County, N.Y., in 1808; interment in the family burying ground on his farm near Stony Ford; cemetery destroyed, remains not reinterred.

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