Andrew Wheeler DOIG, Congress, NY (1799-1875)


DOIG, Andrew Wheeler, a Representative from New York; born in Salem, Washington County, N.Y., July 24, 1799; pursued an academic course; moved to Lowville, N.Y., and engaged in mercantile pursuits; town clerk of Lowville in 1825; county clerk of Lewis County 1825-1831; member of the State assembly in 1832; moved to Martinsburg, N.Y., in 1833; cashier of the Lewis County Bank in 1833 and 1834; returned to Lowville; surrogate of Lewis County 1835-1840; elected as a Democrat to the Twenty-sixth and Twenty-seventh Congresses (March 4, 1839-March 3, 1843); member of the board of directors and vice president of the Bank of Lowville 1843-1847; moved to California in 1849 and engaged in mining; returned in 1850 to Lowville, N.Y., where he resided until late in life; clerk in the customhouse, New York City, 1853-1857; died in Brooklyn, N.Y., July 11, 1875; interment in the Rural Cemetery, Lowville, N.Y.

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