John Albion Andrew

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Andrew, John Albion (1818—1867)

Andrew was the Civil War Governor of Massachusetts (1861—1866). An anti-slavery advocate, he was one of the organizers of the Free-Soil Party and, later, of the Republican Party.

While a student at Bowdoin, which required attendance at chapel, Andrew asked permission to attend the Unitarian church, allegedly because the sermons were shorter, and he later became a member in Boston of the Church of the Disciples (Unitarian), whose minister was James Freeman Clarke.

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