Hamlin Andrus

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Hamlin Andrus
Yale Bulldogs
Position Guard
Class Graduate
Career history
College Yale
Personal information
Date of birth March 30, 1885
Place of birth Yonkers, New York
Date of death July 9, 1957(1957-07-09) (aged 72)
Place of death Yonkers, New York
Career highlights and awards
  • National championship (1909)
  • All-American (1909)

Hamlin Foster Andrus (March 30, 1885 – July 9, 1957) was an American football player and financier. He played college football at Yale University from 1908 to 1909 and was selected as a consensus All-American at the guard position in 1909.[1] Andrus was the son of John Emory Andrus, a U.S. Congressman and millionaire.[2]

After graduating from Yale in 1910, Andrus pursued a variety of financial interests. He also worked with his father in operating the Arlington Chemical Company (later known as U.S. Vitamin Corporation) and was also a trustee of the SURDNA Foundation, a philanthropic endowment corporation formed by his father. He also held a patent on machinery for the manufacture of concrete blocks.[2][3]

In March 1911, Andrus married Mary F. Hotchkiss.[4] They had a daughter, Julia Dyckman Andrus.[5] Andrus lived for most of his life in Yonkers, New York. He moved to Greenwich, Connecticut, in 1950. He died in 1957 at the age of 72 either at his farm in Bristol, New Hampshire,[2] or at his home in Greenwich.[3]


  1. ^ "Award Winners" (PDF). NCAA. 2012. p. 4. 
  2. ^ a b c "Hamlin F. Andrus, Financier, Was 72". The New York Times. June 11, 1957. 
  3. ^ a b "Surdna Fund Trustee: Hamlin F. Andrus, 72, Succumbs In Greenwich" (PDF). Herald Statesman, Yonkers, N.Y. July 10, 1957. p. 2. 
  4. ^ "Andrus-Hotchkiss Wedding To-Night". The New York Times. March 21, 1911. 
  5. ^ "Julia D. Andrus Wed in Outdoor Ceremony At Millerton, N.Y., to Frederick F. Moon, Jr.". The New York Times. September 11, 1938.