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Michael A. Andrews

Michael Allen Andrews (born February 7, 1944 in Houston, Texas) was a member of the United States House of Representatives from Texas. He was elected as a Democrat to the 98th United States Congress and the five succeeding Congresses. He served from January 3, 1983, until January 3, 1995.

Michael A. Andrews
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Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Texas's 25th district
In office
January 3, 1983 – January 3, 1995
Preceded by(None—District created)
Succeeded byKen Bentsen, Jr.
Personal details
Born (1944-02-07) February 7, 1944 (age 75)
Houston, Texas
Political partyDemocratic
ResidenceHouston, Texas
Alma materUniversity of Texas
Southern Methodist University

He graduated from Arlington Heights High School in Fort Worth, Texas in 1962. In 1967, he graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Texas at Austin. In 1970, he obtained his J.D. from Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law in Dallas. He was admitted to the Texas bar in 1971, and he worked as a lawyer in private practice. From 1971 to 1972, he was a law clerk for the United States district court judge for the Southern District of Texas. From 1972 to 1976, he was the assistant district attorney for Harris County, Texas. He continued private practice of law from 1976 until 1983.

Andrews first ran for Congress in 1980 in Texas's 22nd congressional district, narrowly losing to Republican incumbent Ron Paul. In 1982, Andrews ran for the neighboring 25th District, which had been carved out of most of the more Democratic portions of the old 22nd. He won there easily and was reelected five more times, usually without much difficulty. He even ran unopposed in 1986 and 1990.

He was not a candidate for renomination in 1994, but he was an unsuccessful candidate in the Democratic primary for the United States Senate.


  This article incorporates public domain material from the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress website

  • United States Congress. "Michael A. Andrews (id: A000209)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.

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Preceded by
District created following 1980 Census
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Texas's 25th congressional district

Succeeded by
Ken Bentsen Jr.