Elizabeth B. Andrews

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Elizabeth B. Andrews
Elizabeth Bullock Andrews.jpg
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Alabama's 3rd district
In office
April 4, 1972 – January 3, 1973
Preceded by George W. Andrews
Succeeded by William F. Nichols
Personal details
Born February 12, 1911
Geneva, Alabama
Died December 2, 2002(2002-12-02) (aged 91)
Birmingham, Alabama
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) George W. Andrews
Alma mater University of Montevallo
Profession school teacher
Religion Baptist

Elizabeth Bullock Andrews (February 12, 1911 – December 2, 2002) was an American and a U.S. Representative from Alabama, wife of congressman George William Andrews, and the first woman to represent Alabama in the United States House of Representatives.


Born Leslie Elizabeth Bullock in Geneva, Alabama, Andrews attended Geneva public schools. She earned a B.S. from Montevallo College (now the University of Montevallo), Montevallo, Alabama, in 1932. She was a teacher.[1] She married George William Andrews on November 25, 1936; the marriage lasted more than 35 years until his death on December 25, 1971.


Andrews was elected as a Democrat by special election to the Ninety-second Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the death of her husband, United States Representative George W. Andrews. She served the remainder of that Congress from April 4, 1972 to January 3, 1973.[2] She was not a candidate for reelection to the Ninety-third Congress in 1972. She remained the only woman elected to represent Alabama in either House of Congress until the elections of Representatives Martha Roby and Terri Sewell in 2010.


Andrews died on December 2, 2002 (age 91 years, 293 days), in Birmingham, Alabama. She is interred at Oak Hill Cemetery, Union Springs, Alabama.[3]


  1. ^ "Elizabeth B. Andrews". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. Retrieved 18 May 2013. 
  2. ^ "Elizabeth B. Andrews". Govtrack US Congress. Retrieved 18 May 2013. 
  3. ^ "Elizabeth B. Andrews". The Political Graveyard. Retrieved 18 May 2013. 

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United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
George W. Andrews
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Alabama's 3rd congressional district

April 4, 1972 – January 3, 1973
Succeeded by
William F. Nichols