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ANDREWS, Ike Franklin

ANDREWS, Ike Franklin
Collection of the U.S. House of Representatives
1925–2010

Biography

ANDREWS, Ike Franklin, a Representative from North Carolina; born in Bonlee, Chatham County, N.C., September 2, 1925; attended the public schools; Fork Union Military Academy, Fork Union, Va., 1941-1942; B.S., University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, 1950; LL.B., same university, 1952; served in the United States Army, field artillery forward observer, 1943-1945, attained the rank of master sergeant, received Bronze Star and Purple Heart; admitted to the North Carolina Bar in 1972 and commenced practice in Pittsboro; State senator, 1959; State representative, 1961, 1967, 1969, and 1971; elected as a Democrat to the Ninety-third and to the five succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1973-January 3, 1985); unsuccessful candidate for reelection to the Ninety-ninth Congress; died on May 10, 2010, in Carrboro, N.C..

View Record in the Biographical Directory of the U.S. Congress

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External Research Collections

University of North Carolina
Southern Historical Collection

Chapel Hill, NC
Papers: 1969-1984, 177 linear feet. The papers document the congressional career of Ike Franklin Andrews, a Democrat who represented North Carolina's Fourth Congressional District from 1972 to 1984. For all or part of this period, the Fourth District included Chatham, Franklin, Randolph, and Wake counties. These papers consist largely of constituent correspondence, office files, and campaign materials. Topics documented include relations between constituents and federal agencies, federal projects in Ike Andrews's district, and public policy areas in which he took a special interest, especially agriculture, education, health, veterans' affairs, and the aged. Files of constituent correspondence on such issues as abortion, the Watergate scandal, busing for school integration, and women's rights also are included.
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