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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 previously served as chairman of the Indiana Democratic Party from 1995 to 1999.[3] 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.[4]

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
Chair of the Indiana Democratic Party
In office
1995–1999
Governor Frank O'Bannon
Preceded by Ann DeLaney[1]
Succeeded by Robin Winston[2]
Personal details
Born Joseph J. Andrew
(1960-03-01) March 1, 1960 (age 58)
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) Anne Slaughter Andrew
Children Meredith Andrew, William Andrew
Education Yale University (BA, JD)

Andrew was considered to be a candidate for Governor of Indiana in 2004, but he decided against it after Joe Kernan announced that he would run.[5] 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.[6]

Andrew, a native of Indiana, graduated from Yale University in 1982 and Yale Law School in 1985.[7]

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Party political offices
Preceded by
Ann DeLaney
Chair of the Indiana Democratic Party
1995–1999
Succeeded by
Robin Winston
Preceded by
Steven Grossman
Roy Romer
Democratic National Committee National Chairman
1999–2001
with Ed Rendell
Succeeded by
Terry McAuliffe