Charles B. Andrews
Charles Bartlett Andrews ( * November 4, 1836 in Sunderland, Franklin County, Massachusetts, † September 12, 1902 in Litchfield, Connecticut ) was an American politician and governor of the U.S. state of Connecticut. He was a member of the Republican Party.
Early years and political rise
Andrews attended the Franklin Academy and then graduated in 1858 from Amherst College. He then moved to Connecticut, studied law there and got admitted to the bar in 1861. Andrews decided in 1868 to go into politics, ran for the Senate in Connecticut and won. He was confirmed in office in 1869. In 1878 he was elected to the House of Representatives from Connecticut, where he chaired the Judiciary Committee.
Governor of Connecticut
Andrews was elected in 1878 by a Legislativabstimmung governor of Connecticut. During his tenure, a law was passed which established the incorporation of joint stock companies, and formed a progressive jury law. In addition, the Governor has been granted the authority to propose judges for the State Supreme Court, and passed a resolution that ended an ongoing boundary line dispute. On January 5, 1881 Andrews left office and returned to his job back as a lawyer.
He was elected in 1882 to the judge in Connecticut Superior Court. He also was there 1889-1901, the Supreme State judges ( Chief Justice ). He was also a delegate and the Presiding Officer at the Constitutional Convention of 1902.
Charles B. Andrews died on September 12, 1902 and was buried in Litchfield.