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Joseph J. Andrew (born March 1, 1960) is an American politician and lawyer. He was national chairman of the Democratic National Committee (DNC) from 1999 to 2001. He served with DNC General Chairman Ed Rendell. Asked to serve by President Bill Clinton, Andrew became, at the age of 39, one of the youngest chairpersons in the history of the DNC. He later served as chairman of the New Democratic Network, and in 2006 helped to found The Blue Fund, a mutual fund which invests in companies that contribute to Democratic campaigns. He now serves as the global chairman of Dentons, the world's largest law firm.[1]

Joe Andrew
Chair of the Democratic National Committee
In office
January 22, 1999 – January 21, 2001
Serving with Ed Rendell
Preceded by Steven Grossman
Succeeded by Terry McAuliffe
Personal details
Born Joseph J. Andrew
(1960-03-01) March 1, 1960 (age 57)
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) Anne Slaughter Andrew
Children Meredith Andrew, William Andrew
Education Yale University (BA, JD)

During the 2008 Democratic Presidential nominating contest he was one of the first to endorse Senator Hillary Clinton in November 2007. However, on May 1, 2008, he switched his endorsement from Clinton to Senator Barack Obama.[2]

Andrew, a native of Indiana, graduated from Yale University in 1982 and Yale Law School in 1985.[3]


  1. ^ "Joseph Andrew". Retrieved 2016-12-04. 
  2. ^ "Major Clinton backer switches to Obama" (Press release). CNN. Retrieved 2008-05-01. 
  3. ^ "Joseph Andrew". Retrieved 2016-12-04. 

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Party political offices
Preceded by
Steven Grossman
Roy Romer
Democratic National Committee National Chairman
with Ed Rendell
Succeeded by
Terry McAuliffe