Fulton, Andrew S.

Born: 1800-09-29 Augusta County, Virginia

Died: 1884-11-22 Wythe County, Virginia

Andrew Fulton attended common schools and Hampden-Sydney College. He studied law in Staunton, Virginia. Fulton earned admittance to the bar in 1825 and started a practice in Abingdon in 1826, before moving to Wytheville in 1828. Fulton won election to the Virginia House of Delegates in 1840 and 1845. He served as prosecuting attorney for Wythe County. In 1846, Fulton won election, as a Whig, to the U.S. House of Representatives, serving from 1847-49, alongside Abraham Lincoln during the Thirtieth Congress. Fulton was not a candidate for reelection in 1848, and returned to his law practice and served as judge of the fifteenth judicial circuit of Virginia, from 1852 to 1869.

Biographical Directory of the American Congress 1774-1996 (Alexandria, VA: CQ Staff Directories, 1997), 1065; Gravestone, Trigg Cemetery, Austinville, VA.