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Andrew Lawrence Somers

Andrew Lawrence Somers (March 21, 1895 – April 6, 1949) was born in Brooklyn, New York. He attended St. Teresa's Academy in Brooklyn, Brooklyn College Preparatory School, Manhattan College, and New York University in New York City. He engaged in dry color and chemical business. During World War I, he enlisted on July 18, 1917, as a hospital apprentice, second class, in the United States Naval Reserve Force. Subsequently, he served as ensign in the Naval Reserve Flying Corps and was then appointed a naval aviator on September 17, 1918. He proceeded to foreign service on September 30, 1918, and served there until honorably discharged March 4, 1919. He served as delegate to the Democratic National Convention in 1928 and was elected as a Democrat to the Sixty-ninth and to the twelve succeeding Congresses and served from March 4, 1925, until his death in St. Albans, Queens, New York, April 6, 1949.

Andrew Lawrence Somers
Andrew L. Somers.jpg
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 10th district
In office
January 3, 1945 – April 6, 1949
Preceded byEmanuel Celler
Succeeded byEdna F. Kelly
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 6th district
In office
March 4, 1925 – January 3, 1945
Preceded byCharles I. Stengle
Succeeded byJames J. Delaney
Personal details
Born(1895-03-21)March 21, 1895
Brooklyn, New York
DiedApril 6, 1949(1949-04-06) (aged 54)
St. Albans, Queens
Political partyDemocratic
Alma materManhattan College
New York University

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External linksEdit

  • United States Congress. "Andrew Lawrence Somers (id: S000676)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
  • Andrew Lawrence Somers at Find a Grave
U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Charles I. Stengle
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 6th congressional district

Succeeded by
James J. Delaney
Preceded by
Emanuel Celler
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 10th congressional district

Succeeded by
Edna F. Kelly