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Andrews, Christopher Columbus "C.C."

Senate 1859-60 (District 20)

Party when first elected:  Not Available

Counties Served:  Benton, Meeker, Stearns

BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

Date of Birth: 10/27/1829
Birth Place: , New Hampshire
Birth County:
Birth Country: United States
Date of Death: 9/21/1922
Gender: Male
Religion:
Reported Minority: None Reported
Other Names: C.C.
City of Residence (when first elected): Saint Cloud
Occupation (when first elected): Lawyer

EDUCATION

Harvard College; Studied Law;

OTHER GOVERNMENT SERVICE

Military: 3rd Minnesota Infantry, Union Army (United States Civil War/War of the Rebellion; Siege of Vicksburg and Capture of Little Rock; Colonel, Brigadier General, and Brevet Major General); 1861 to 186?
U.S. Executive Branch: United States Representative at the Court of Sweden/United States Diplomat (Sweden); 1869 to 1877
U.S. Executive Branch: United States Consul General (Brazil); 1880 to 1885
State Board/Commission/Council: Minnesota State Forestry Board (Chief Fire Warden, First One in 1899; Served the Forest Service for 26 years); 1895 to 1922

FAMILY RELATIONSHIPS

Spouse: Single (when he served in the Legislature); Mary Frances Baxter (married on December 7, 1868)
Children:
Family Members Who Have Served in the Minnesota Legislature:

GENERAL NOTES

He came to Minnesota in 1857.

He became interested in reforestation of Minnesota based on his time spent as a diplomat in Stockholm, Sweden. He served as Minnesota's first chief fire warden.

He is buried in Oakland Cemetery in St. Paul, Minnesota.

Total Days Served: 398

SESSIONS SERVED

2nd Legislative Session (1859-1860)

  Session Details
Body: Senate
District: 20
Elected: 10/11/1859
Residence: Saint Cloud
Term of Office: 12/7/1859 to 1/7/1861
Counties Represented: Benton, Meeker, Stearns
Occupation: Lawyer
Party: Not Available
Committees:
  • Education and Science
  • Judiciary
Articles & Books By
Andrews, C. C. Christopher C. Andrews: [...] Recollections: 1892-1922. Cleveland: A. H. Clark, 1928.


Articles & Books About
"First Forestry Commander." Minnesota Conservation Volunteer, March-April 2011, p. 17.