kids encyclopedia robot

Andrew Jackson Clements facts for kids

Kids Encyclopedia Facts
Quick facts for kids
Andrew Jackson Clements
Hon. Clements - NARA - 528653.jpg
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Tennessee's 4th district
In office
March 4, 1861 – March 3, 1863
Preceded by William B. Stokes
Succeeded by Edmund Cooper
Member of the Tennessee House of Representatives
In office
1866–67
Personal details
Born (1832-12-23)December 23, 1832
Clementsville, Tennessee
Died November 7, 1913(1913-11-07) (aged 80)
Glasgow, Kentucky
Political party Unionist
Spouse(s) Nancy Jones Clements Matilda Harlan Clements
Children Mollie Clements

Carlos Clements

Carolyn Clements

Fred Clements
Alma mater Burritt College
Profession physician politician

Andrew Jackson Clements (December 23, 1832 – November 7, 1913) was a surgeon and an American politician as a member of the United States House of Representatives for the 4th congressional district of Tennessee.

Biography

Clements was born in Clementsville, Tennessee, in Clay County, son of Christopher Clements and Polly Fraim and grandson of John Clemans (Revolutionary War Veteran) and Eilzabeth Eagle. He attended a private school and Burritt College at Spencer, Tennessee, studied medicine, and commenced practice in Lafayette, Tennessee. His first wife, Nancy Jones Clements died in 1858 and he later married Matilda Harlan by whom he had four children: Mollie, Carlos, Carolyn, and Fred.

Career

During the Civil War, Clements was a surgeon with the First Regiment, Tennessee Mounted Volunteer Infantry.

Elected as a Unionist to the Thirty-seventh Congress, Clements served from March 4, 1861, to March 3, 1863. He was a member of the Tennessee House of Representatives in 1866 and 1867. He resumed the practice of his profession and established a school on his estate for the people of that section of the Cumberland highlands.

Death

Clements died of pneumonia, in Central State Hospital (a mental hospital where he was confined due to senility), Lakeland, Jefferson County, Kentucky, on November 7, 1913 (age 80 years, 319 days). He is interred at Glasgow Municipal Cemetery, Glasgow, Kentucky.

kids search engine
Andrew Jackson Clements Facts for Kids. Kiddle Encyclopedia.