J. M. Andrews

John Miller Andrews ( born July 17 1871 in Comber, County Down, † August 5, 1956 ibid ) was the second Prime Minister of Northern Ireland.

Andrews was born in 1871 in Comber, Northern Ireland part of the United Kingdom. He received his education at the Royal Belfast Academical Institution. He earned his money with a flax spinning mill. In addition, he was a wealthy landowner. His brother Thomas Andrews, Harland and Wolff technical director of the shipyard in Belfast, was in the 1912 sinking of the Titanic died. Andrews was from 1921 to 1953 deputy in the Northern Ireland House of Commons. Prior to his election as Prime Minister in 1940, he was in other functions in the Cabinet, including labor and later Minister of Finance.

A dispute with backbenchers in 1943 ended with his resignation, but he remained three years a recognized party leaders. Since 1929, Andrews was the last member of the Parliament, which belonged to the founding of Parliament in 1921 and was therefore regarded as Father of the House.

Andrews, like all six Prime Minister, a member of the Orange Order. In 1948 he was appointed Grand Master of the Orange Order.

John Miller Andrews was an active member of the Non- subscribing Presbyterian Church of Ireland. He went regularly in his hometown Comber Sunday worship. He went into the church, which was built on a plot, which was founded by his great-grandfather. After his death he was buried in the small cemetery at the church.

His name is given in some sources as Millar Andrews. The name comes from the large maternal uncle, John Miller of Comber ( 1795-1883 ).


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  • Prime Minister (Northern Ireland)
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  • Born in 1871
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