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Andrew J. Kuykendall
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Illinois's 13th district
In office
March 4, 1865 – March 3, 1867
Preceded by William J. Allen
Succeeded by Green Berry Raum
Member of the Illinois Senate
In office
Member of the Illinois House of Representatives
In office
Personal details
Born (1815-03-03)March 3, 1815
Gallatin County, Illinois
Died May 11, 1891(1891-05-11) (aged 76)
Vienna, Illinois
Political party Republican

Andrew Jackson Kuykendall (March 3, 1815 – May 11, 1891) was a U.S. Representative from Illinois.


Born in Gallatin County, Illinois, Kuykendall completed preparatory studies and later studied law. He was admitted to the bar in 1840 and commenced practice in Vienna, Illinois. He served as member of the Illinois House of Representatives from 1842 to 1862.

During the Civil War, Kuykendall served one year in the Union Army as the major of the 31st Illinois Infantry.

Kuykendall was elected as a Republican to the Thirty-ninth Congress (March 4, 1865 – March 3, 1867). He resumed the practice of law in Vienna, Illinois. He later served as the county and probate judge of Johnson County, Illinois from 1873 to 1881. He served as member of the Illinois State Senate from 1878 to 1882. He retired from public life and engaged in agricultural pursuits.

A. J. Kuykendall died in Vienna, Illinois, May 11, 1891, and was interred in the Fraternal Cemetery.

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