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ANDREWS, William Henry

ANDREWS, William Henry
Collection of the U.S. House of Representatives


ANDREWS, William Henry, a Delegate from the Territory of New Mexico; born in Youngsville, Warren County, Pa., January 14, 1846; attended the public schools; engaged in mercantile pursuits at Cincinnati, Ohio, and at Meadville and Titusville, Pa., 1880-1890; was also a builder of railroads; president of the Santa Fe Central Railway Co.; chairman of the Republican State committee of Pennsylvania 1889-1891; member of the State house of representatives 1889-1893; served in the State senate in 1895; moved to the Territory of New Mexico in 1900 and engaged in the mining business in Sierra County; was a member of the Territorial council in 1903 and 1904; elected as a Republican to the Fifty-ninth, Sixtieth, Sixty-first, and Sixty-second Congresses and served from March 4, 1905, to January 7, 1912, when, pursuant to law, his term expired, the Territory of New Mexico having been admitted as a State into the Union and the Representative-elect having qualified; became engaged in the development of oil in the southern part of New Mexico in 1912; died in Carlsbad, Eddy County, N.Mex., January 16, 1919; interment in Woodlawn Cemetery, Titusville, Crawford County, Pa.

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External Research Collections

University of New Mexico
Center for Southwest Research and Special Collections

Albuquerque, NM
Papers: 1871-1912, 1 cubic foot. The collection contains 4 scrapbooks and 9 file folders reflecting William Henry Andrews's career as delegate to congress from New Mexico. Scrapbooks primarily contain news clippings and title pages from House Bills. The folders are comprised of correspondence, affidavits, telegrams, and news clippings. Two of the scrapbooks document House Bills that Andrews was involved in authoring and introducing, including hand written entries and House Bill title page clippings. One of these scrapbooks contains Bills from the 61st Congress; the other is from the 62nd Congress. A third scrapbook contains news clippings about the political and business interests of W.H. Andrews for the years 1902-1910. The fourth scrapbook focuses on Andrews' political career and New Mexico statehood, 1911-1913.
Papers: In the Willard S. Hopewell papers, ca. 1884-2008, 0.45 cubic foot. Persons represented include W.H. Andrews.
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