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Andrew Stevenson

In office
December 3, 1827 – June 2, 1834
President John Quincy Adams
Andrew Jackson
Preceded by John W. Taylor
Succeeded by John Bell

Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Virginia's 23rd district
In office
March 4, 1821 – March 3, 1823
Preceded by John Tyler
Succeeded by None; district eliminated

Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Virginia's 16th district
In office
March 4, 1823 – March 3, 1825
Preceded by John Randolph
Succeeded by William Armstrong

Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Virginia's 9th district
In office
March 4, 1825 – March 3, 1833
Preceded by James Stephenson
Succeeded by William P. Taylor

Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Virginia's 11th district
In office
March 4, 1833 – June 2, 1834
Preceded by John M. Patton
Succeeded by John Robertson

Born January 21, 1784
Culpeper County, Virginia
Died January 25, 1857 (aged 73)
Albemarle County, Virginia
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) Mary White
Alma mater The College of William & Mary
Profession Law

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.


United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
John Tyler
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Virginia's 23rd congressional district

March 4, 1821 – March 3, 1823 (obsolete district)
Succeeded by
Preceded by
William L. Ball
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Virginia's 9th congressional district

March 4, 1823 – March 3, 1833
Succeeded by
William P. Taylor
Preceded by
John M. Patton
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Virginia's 11th congressional district

March 4, 1833 – June 2, 1834
Succeeded by
John Robertson
Political offices
Preceded by
John W. Taylor
Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives
December 3, 1827–March 4, 1829;
December 7, 1829–March 4, 1831;
December 5, 1831–March 4, 1833
December 2, 1833-June 2, 1834
Succeeded by
John Bell
Diplomatic posts
Preceded by
Aaron Vail
(Chargé d'Affaires)
U.S. Minister to Britain
Succeeded by
Edward Everett


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