Thomas Andrews (politician)

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Thomas Andrews
Thomas Andrews 1991.jpeg
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Maine's 1st district
In office
January 3, 1991 – January 3, 1995
Preceded by Joseph E. Brennan
Succeeded by James Longley Jr.
Personal details
Born Thomas Hiram Andrews
(1953-03-22) March 22, 1953 (age 62)
Brockton, Massachusetts
Political party Democratic

Thomas Hiram Andrews (born March 22, 1953) was a politician from Maine and a Democrat.

A 1976 graduate of Bowdoin College and alumnus of Alpha Rho Upsilon fraternity, Andrews served in the Maine House of Representatives (1983–1985) and Maine State Senate (1985–1990) before being elected to two terms in the U.S. House of Representatives.

In his first Congressional election, Andrews defeated former Congressman Dave Emery in the race to succeed Democrat Joe Brennan. In his only reelection Andrews soundly defeated Linda Bean, a descendant of L. L. Bean.

In 1994 he did not run for reelection to the House but declared his candidacy for the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by retiring Democrat George J. Mitchell. Andrews lost the Senate election to his 2nd District colleague, Republican Olympia Snowe by a wide margin.

Andrews is now the leader of Win Without War,[1] Chairman of Council for a Livable World's PeacePAC and a board member of the U.S. foreign policy reform group Just Foreign Policy.[2]


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United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
Joseph E. Brennan
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Maine's 1st congressional district

Succeeded by
James Longley Jr.