George W. Andrews

George William Andrews ( born December 12, 1906 in Clayton, Alabama, † December 25, 1971 in Birmingham, Alabama ) was an American politician and represented the state of Alabama in the U.S. House of Representatives.


George William Andrews was born on 12 December 1906 in Clayton, Barbour County, Alabama, where he attended public school. After he graduated in 1928 at the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa. He was admitted as a lawyer in the same year and then opened a practice in Union Springs, Alabama. Between 1931 and 1943 he was prosecuting attorney of the third judicial district of Alabama.

During World War II he served as a lieutenant in the United States Naval Reserve from January 1943 until his election to Congress. At the time he was stationed at Pearl Harbor and Hawaii. He was elected as a Democrat in the seventy-eighth Congress to feel the vacancy, created by the death of Henry B. Steagall. During his tenure in Congress, he was involved in the constitution of the Southern Manifesto, which spoke out against racial integration in public institutions.

Andrews was still re-elected fourteen more times in the Congress. His tenure came on 14 March 1944 until his death on December 25, 1971 in Birmingham, Alabama. He was buried in the Oak Hill Cemetery in Union Springs.

George William Andrews was married to Leslie Elizabeth Bullock Andrews.