Charles O. Andrews

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Charles O. Andrews
Florida Senator. Washington, D.C., April 29. A new informal photograph of Senator Charles O. Andrews, Democrat of Florida LCCN2016875549 (cropped).jpg
United States Senator
from Florida
In office
November 4, 1936 – September 18, 1946
Preceded by Scott Loftin
Succeeded by Spessard Holland
Member of the Florida House of Representatives
In office
Personal details
BornMarch 7, 1877
Ponce de Leon, Florida
DiedSeptember 18, 1946(1946-09-18) (aged 69)
Washington, D.C.
Political party Democratic
Alma mater University of Florida
Military service
Branch/service United States National Guard
Years of service1903–1905
Rank Captain
Unit Florida
Battles/wars Spanish–American War

Charles Oscar Andrews (March 7, 1877 – September 18, 1946) was a Democratic Party politician from Florida, who represented Florida in the United States Senate from 1936 until 1946.


Vice President Garner administers oath to new Florida Senator Charles O. Andrews in Washington, D.C. on December 8, 1936.

Born in Ponce de Leon, Florida; attended the public schools and the South Florida Military Institute at Bartow, Florida; graduated from the Florida State Normal School at Gainesville, Florida in 1901 and the University of Florida at Gainesville in 1907; during the Spanish–American War served in the Florida National Guard; captain in the Florida National Guard 1903–1905; secretary of the Florida State Senate 1905–1907 and 1909–1911; studied law; admitted to the bar in 1907 and commenced practice in DeFuniak Springs, Florida; judge of the criminal court of record of Walton County, Florida 1910–1911; assistant attorney general of Florida 1912–1919; circuit judge of the seventeenth judicial circuit 1919–1925; general counsel of the Florida Real Estate Commission 1925–1928; member of the Florida House of Representatives in 1927; attorney for Orlando, Florida 1926–1929; State supreme court commissioner 1929–1932; elected on November 3, 1936, as a Democrat to the United States Senate to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Park Trammell; was reelected in 1940 and served from November 4, 1936, until his death in Washington, D.C. on September 18, 1946; chairman of the Committee on Enrolled Bills ( Seventy-ninth United States Congress), Committee on Public Buildings and Grounds ( 79th Congress), Special Committee on Reconstruction of the Senate Roof and Skylights (79th Congress); interment in Greenwood Cemetery.

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Party political offices
Preceded by
Park Trammell
Democratic nominee for U.S. Senator from Florida
( Class 1)

1936, 1940
Succeeded by
Spessard Holland
U.S. Senate
Preceded by
Scott Loftin
U.S. senator (Class 1) from Florida
Succeeded by
Spessard Holland