Byron Andrews

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Byron Andrews (1852–1910) was an American journalist, ambassador, statesman, lecturer and author. He was part owner of the National Tribune newspaper and publishing company in Washington, D.C..

Early life and education[edit]

Byron Andrews was born on October 25, 1852, in Argyle, Wisconsin. He is a son of John Cain Andrews and Sarah (Wright) Andrews. In 1868, his family moved to Evansville, Wisconsin where the Methodist church established a seminary that educated students for entrance into college. It was known as the Evansville Seminary of Wisconsin. After graduation in 1871, he moved to Geneva, New York where in 1875, earned a B.A. degree in journalism at Hobart College, now known as Hobart and William Smith Colleges [1][2]


He went directly from college to newspaper work; served as a reporter on the Chicago Daily News. Then for four years, he was the Washington correspondent of the Chicago Inter Ocean and the St. Paul Pioneer Press. In 1880 he accompanied U.S. President, General Ulysses S. Grant, on a tour through the West Indies and Mexico as his secretary and as correspondent, of the Chicago Inter Ocean and New York Tribune.[3][4] As early as 1880, he was advertising representative for newspapers National Tribune, American Farmer and Boston Commonwealth in offices of the World Building (aka Pulitzer Building) in New York City.[5] In 1884 he was hired an editor for the National Tribune of Washington, D.C., and by 1897 became one of its owners. He also filled many public positions of trust. In 1900, he earned a Honorary Degree from Hobert College.


Byron Andrews was the eldest child of John Cain Andrews(born in Norwalk, Ohio) and Sarah Wright(born in Barlestone, England). His siblings include: Marilla Andrews (wife of Edward Lyon Buchwalter), Eleanora Andrews, Jerome Andrews and Cassian Andrews. His grandparents are Thomas Browne Andrews of Baltimore, Maryland and Mary (Cain) Andrews, where she immigrated from Ireland in 1805. Moses Andrews was his great grandfather whose brother was the notable Rev. John Andrews (clergyman),D.D. Direct descendant of Anthony Andrews (High Sheriff of Rutland) and Edward Andrews (High Sheriff of Rutland).

His publications[edit]

  • Notes on the Russio-Turkish W21ar.
  • Biography of John A. Logan; and One of the People.
  • Life and Speeches of William McKinley; With a Brief Sketch of Garrett A. Hobart.:[6]
  • The Story of Cuba;
  • President Monryoe and His Doctrine;
  • Various historical and. controversial pamphlets.


  1. ^ Papers of Ulysses S. Grant: October 1, 1878-September 20, 1880. P. 311
  2. ^ Origin and History of the Name of Andrews with Biographies Of All the Most Noted Persons of That Name and Account of the Origin of Surnames and Forenames Together with Over Five Hundred Christian Names of Men and Women and Their Significance. The Crescent Family Record. Chicago, ILL.:American Publishers' Association. 1901. pp.22–23.
  3. ^ Papers of Ulysses S. Grant: October 1, 1878-September 20, 1880. p. 370.
  4. ^ Herringshaw's National Library of American Biography: Contains Thirty-five thousand Biographies of the Acknowledged Leaders of Life and thought of the United States. Thomas William Herringshaw. 1909. P.128.
  5. ^ Fourth Estate: A Weekly Newspaper for Publishers, Advertisers, Advertising Agents and Allied Interests. Frank H. Lancaster. 1919. P. 62
  6. ^ One of the People: Life and Speeches of William McKinley; With a Brief Sketch of Garrett A. Hobart. ⓟ Byron Andrews. Printed by F.T. Neely,Chicago in 1896.