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Walter Gresham ANDREWS

(1889-1949)

ANDREWS, Walter Gresham, a Representative from New York; born in Evanston, Cook County, Ill., July 16, 1889; moved with his parents to Buffalo, N.Y., in 1902; attended the public schools of Buffalo, N.Y.; was graduated from the Lawrenceville (N.J.) Academy in 1908 and from the law department of Princeton University, in 1913; coach of the Princeton University football team in 1913 and 1915; served on the Mexican border as a private, Troop I, First New York Cavalry, in 1916; commissioned second lieutenant, Machine Gun Group, First New York Cavalry, in 1917; served in France with the One Hundred and Seventh United States Infantry, Twenty-seventh Division; promoted to major; superintendent and central sales manager, Pratt & Lambert, Inc., Buffalo, N.Y., 1914-1925; supervisor of the fifteenth federal census for the seventh district of New York in 1929 and 1930; director of the Buffalo General Hospital; elected as a Republican to the Seventy-second and to the eight succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1931-January 3, 1949); chairman, Committee on Armed Services (Eightieth Congress); was not a candidate for renomination in 1948; died at Daytona Beach, Fla., March 5, 1949; interment in Old Fort Niagara Cemetery, Youngstown, N.Y.

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

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