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Charles Oscar ANDREWS

(1877-1946)
Senate Years of Service:
1936-1946
Party:
Democrat

ANDREWS, Charles Oscar, a Senator from Florida; born in Ponce de Leon, Holmes County, Fla., March 7, 1877; attended the public schools and the South Florida Military Institute at Bartow, Fla.; graduated from the Florida State Normal School at Gainesville, Fla., in 1901 and the University of Florida at Gainesville in 1907; during the Spanish-American War served in the Florida National Guard; captain in the Florida National Guard 1903-1905; secretary of the Florida State senate 1905-1907 and 1909-1911; studied law; admitted to the bar in 1907 and commenced practice in De Funiak Springs, Fla.; judge of the criminal court of record of Walton County, Fla. 1910-1911; assistant attorney general of Florida 1912-1919; circuit judge of the seventeenth judicial circuit 1919-1925; general counsel of the Florida Real Estate Commission 1925-1928; member of the State house of representatives in 1927; attorney for Orlando, Fla. 1926-1929; State supreme court commissioner 1929-1932; elected on November 3, 1936, as a Democrat to the United States Senate to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Park Trammell; was reelected in 1940 and served from November 4, 1936, until his death in Washington, D.C., on September 18, 1946; chairman, Committee on Enrolled Bills (Seventy-ninth Congress), Committee on Public Buildings and Grounds (Seventy-ninth Congress), Special Committee on Reconstruction of the Senate Roof and Skylights (Seventy-ninth Congress); interment in Greenwood Cemetery, Orlando, Fla.

Bibliography

U.S. Congress. Memorial Services for Charles Oscar Andrews. 80th Cong., 1st sess., 1953. Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1949.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present

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