Andrew H. Hamilton

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Andrew H. Hamilton

Andrew Holman Hamilton (June 7, 1834 – May 9, 1895) was a politician from Indiana who served in the United States House of Representatives.

Personal life[edit]

He was born in Fort Wayne, Indiana, June 7, 1834, the oldest son of an Irish immigrant and local banker.[1] Hamilton attended the common schools and graduated from Wabash College in Crawfordsville in 1854. Hamilton studied law at Harvard University. After being admitted to the bar in 1859, he began to practice law in Fort Wayne.

Hamilton married Phoebe Taber in 1851. The couple had five children.[2]

Political career[edit]

He was elected as a Democrat to the Forty-fourth and Forty-fifth Congresses (March 4, 1875 – March 3, 1879). After his term in the House, he resumed the practice of law.

He is the uncle of Edith Hamilton and Alice Hamilton.[3]


Hamilton died in Fort Wayne on May 9, 1895. He is interred in Lindenwood Cemetery.


  • United States Congress. "Andrew H. Hamilton (id: H000102)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
District created
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Indiana's 12th congressional district

March 4, 1875 – March 3, 1879
Succeeded by
Walpole G. Colerick