Charles O. Andrews

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Charles O. Andrews
United States Senator
from Florida
In office
November 4, 1936 – September 18, 1946
Preceded by Scott Loftin
Succeeded by Spessard Holland
Personal details
Born March 7, 1877
Ponce de Leon, Florida
Died September 18, 1946(1946-09-18) (aged 69)
Washington, D.C.
Political party Democratic
Alma mater University of Florida
Religion Presbyterianism
Military service
Service/branch United States National Guard
Years of service 1903-1905
Rank Captain
Unit Florida
Battles/wars Spanish-American War

Charles Oscar Andrews (March 7, 1877 – September 18, 1946) was a Democratic Party politician from Florida, who represented Florida in the United States Senate from 1936 until 1946.


Born in Ponce de Leon, Florida; attended the public schools and the South Florida Military Institute at Bartow, Florida; graduated from the Florida State Normal School at Gainesville, Florida in 1901 and the University of Florida at Gainesville in 1907; during the Spanish-American War served in the Florida National Guard; captain in the Florida National Guard 1903 – 1905; secretary of the Florida State Senate 1905 – 1907 and 1909 – 1911; studied law; admitted to the bar in 1907 and commenced practice in DeFuniak Springs, Florida; judge of the criminal court of record of Walton County, Florida 1910 – 1911; assistant attorney general of Florida 1912 – 1919; circuit judge of the seventeenth judicial circuit 1919 – 1925; general counsel of the Florida Real Estate Commission 1925 – 1928; member of the Florida House of Representatives in 1927; attorney for Orlando, Florida 1926 – 1929; State supreme court commissioner 1929 – 1932; elected on November 3, 1936, as a Democrat to the United States Senate to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Park Trammell; was reelected in 1940 and served from November 4, 1936, until his death in Washington, D.C. on September 18, 1946; chairman of the Committee on Enrolled Bills (Seventy-ninth United States Congress), Committee on Public Buildings and Grounds (79th Congress), Special Committee on Reconstruction of the Senate Roof and Skylights (79th Congress); interment in Greenwood Cemetery.

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United States Senate
Preceded by
Scott Loftin
U.S. Senator (Class 1) from Florida
Succeeded by
Spessard Holland