Andrew, Samuel

Andrew, Samuel a Congregational minister, was born at Cambridge, Mass., Jan. 29, 1656. He graduated at Harvard College in 1675; for a few years was tutor there, and while thus engaged, preached in Milford, being ordained pastor there Nov. 18, 1685. Mr. Andrew was one of the original projectors, founders, and trustees of Yale College; and when Rev. Mr. Pierson, the first rector, died, he became rector pro tem. He held his trusteeship from the establishment of the college in 1700 until his death. In the convention from which emanated the Saybrook Platform, assembled at Saybrook, Conn., in 1708, he was a prominent member. He died Jan. 24, 1738. See Sprague, Annals of the Amer. Pulpit, 1, 269.

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