ARTHUR GLENN ANDREWS (January 15, 1909 – September 25, 2008),
usually known as GLENN ANDREWS, was an American politician and a
United States Representative from Alabama.
* 1 Biography
* 2 Career
* 3 Death
* 4 References
* 5 External links
Andrews was born in Anniston in Calhoun County in North
Alabama , a
son of Roger Lee Andrews and the former Beryl Elizabeth Jones. He
attended public schools in Birmingham and attended John Herbert
Phillips High School there. He then graduated from Mercersburg Academy
, a boarding school in Mercersburg ,
Pennsylvania . In 1931, he
Bachelor of Arts degree from
Princeton University in
New Jersey . He married Ethel Standish Jackson in 1937.
Associated with National City Bank of New York , from 1931 to 1933,
Andrews was then with
International Business Machines
IBM , from 1933
to 1936. He became district manager of an
Eastman Kodak subsidiary,
from 1936 to 1946; and was an advertising executive, from 1946 to
1970, excluding his single term in Congress.
Alabama Republican , Andrews represented Alabama\'s 4th
congressional district , since mainly the 3rd district , in the United
States House of Representatives . The district centers on Andrews'
birthplace of Anniston.
A Democratic candidate for the
Alabama House of Representatives in
1956 and for secretary of state in 1958, Andrews switched parties and
was a delegate to the
1964 Republican National Convention held in San
Francisco , where he was committed to the party's presidential
Barry M. Goldwater of
Arizona . He was
elected to Congress on the Goldwater ticket, which easily prevailed
over an unpledged elector slate in Alabama.
U.S. President Lyndon B.
Johnson was not listed on the
Alabama ballot. Since almost none of the
district's living residents had been represented by a Republican
before, it may have seemed surprising that he defeated seven-term
Kenneth A. Roberts , 40,143 (58.6 percent) to 27,800 (40.6
percent). However, most of the district's voters, like most Alabama
voters turned against the Democrats due to the national party's
increasingly strong stand on civil rights. Four other Alabama
Republicans were elected to the U.S. House with Andrews: James D.
Martin of Gadsden , John Buchanan of Birmingham, William Dickinson of
Montgomery, and Jack Edwards of Mobile .
Andrews served only in the 89th Congress from January 3, 1965 to
January 3, 1967. He and other
Alabama members opposed the Voting
Rights Act of 1965 , which passed after the landmark African American
-led March from Selma to the state capital at Montgomery . In 1966,
Andrews was defeated for reelection by about the same margin that he
had won in 1964. He was unseated by the Democratic State Senator Bill
Nichols . Nichols received 54,515 votes (58.7 percent) to Andrews'
38,402 (41.3 percent).
For a time, Andrews chaired the
Alabama Fourth Congressional District
Republican Executive Committee. He sought to return to Congress in the
1970 general election , when Wallace ran unopposed for a second term
as governor. He was overwhelmingly defeated by Nichols, who won 77,701
votes (83.7 percent) to Andrews' 13,217 (14.2 percent).President
Richard Nixon appointed Andrews a trustee in bankruptcy court, a
position which he held from 1973 to 1985.
Andrews died in White Plains, Calhoun County, Alabama, on September
25, 2008 (age 99 years, 254 days). He was cremated, and his ashes are
interred at Grace Episcopal Church Columbarium, in Anniston, Alabama.
Andrews became the oldest former member on November 10, 2007, with the
death of former U.S. Representative