George W. Andrews

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George William Andrews
George W. Andrews.jpg
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Alabama's 3rd district
In office
March 14, 1944 – January 3, 1963
Preceded by Henry B. Steagall
Succeeded by District inactive
In office
January 3, 1965 – December 25, 1971
Preceded by District inactive
Succeeded by Elizabeth B. Andrews
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Alabama's At-large district
In office
January 3, 1963 – January 3, 1965
Preceded by George M. Grant
Succeeded by Kenneth A. Roberts
Personal details
Born (1906-12-12)December 12, 1906
Clayton, Alabama
Died December 25, 1971(1971-12-25) (aged 65)
Birmingham, Alabama
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) Leslie Elizabeth Bullock Andrews
Alma mater University of Alabama at Tuscaloosa
Occupation

lawyer politician

judge

George William Andrews (December 12, 1906 – December 25, 1971) was an American politician and a U.S. Representative from Alabama, and the husband of Elizabeth Bullock Andrews.

Congressman Andrews is well known for objecting to the Supreme Court decision banning school prayer by saying, "They put Negroes in the schools and now they've driven God out."

Biography[edit]

Andrews was born in Clayton, Alabama son of George William and Addie Bell (King) Andrews. He attended the public schools, and graduated from the University of Alabama at Tuscaloosa in 1928. He was admitted to the bar in 1928 and commenced practice in Union Springs, Alabama. On November 25, 1936, he married Leslie Elizabeth Bullock.

Career[edit]

District attorney for the third judicial circuit of Alabama, he served from 1931 to 1943. During the Second World War, he served as a lieutenant (jg.) in the United States Naval Reserve from January 1943 until his election to Congress, at which time he was serving at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.[1]

Andrews was elected as a Democrat to the Seventy-eighth Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Henry B. Steagall. He was reelected to the fourteen succeeding Congresses and served from March 14, 1944, until his death from complications following heart surgey in Birmingham, Alabama on December 25, 1971. In 1957, he voted against H.R. 6127, Civil Rights Act of 1957.[2]

Death and legacy[edit]

Andrews died in Birmingham, Alabama on December 25, 1971 (age 65 years, 13 days). He is interred at Oak Hill Cemetery, Union Springs, Alabama.[3] The George W. Andrews Lake and George W. Andrews Federal Building are named for him.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "George W. Andrews". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. Retrieved 19 May 2013. 
  2. ^ http://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/85-1957/h42
  3. ^ "George W. Andrews". The Political Graveyard. Retrieved 19 May 2013. 

External links[edit]


 This article incorporates public domain material from the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress website http://bioguide.congress.gov.

United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
Henry B. Steagall
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Alabama's 3rd congressional district

1944–1963
Succeeded by
District inactive
Preceded by
District inactive
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Alabama's at-large congressional district

1963–1965
Succeeded by
District inactive
Preceded by
District inactive
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Alabama's 3rd congressional district

1965–1971
Succeeded by
Elizabeth B. Andrews