William E. Andrews

William Ezekiel Andrews (December 17, 1854 – January 19, 1942) was a Nebraska Republican politician and a United States Representative.

William Ezekiel Andrews
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Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Nebraska's 5th district
In office
March 4, 1895 – March 3, 1897
Preceded byWilliam A. McKeighan
Succeeded byRoderick Dhu Sutherland
In office
March 4, 1919 – March 3, 1923
Preceded byAshton C. Shallenberger
Succeeded byAshton C. Shallenberger
Personal details
BornDecember 17, 1854
Oskaloosa, Iowa
DiedJanuary 19, 1942 (aged 87)
Washington, D.C.
Political partyRepublican
Alma materSimpson College Parsons College
ProfessionEducator Politician


Andrews was born near Oskaloosa, Iowa on December 17, 1854.[1] He became an orphan early in life. He worked as a farm hand to get by and attended the country schools in winter. He graduated from Simpson College in 1874 and from Parsons College in 1875.[2]


Andrews was elected superintendent of schools of Ringgold County, Iowa in 1879. He became part of the faculty at Hastings College in Nebraska on January 1, 1885, and taught to January 1, 1893. He then was elected vice president of Hastings College in 1889 and president of the Nebraska State Teachers’ Association in 1890.

After an unsuccessful run for the Fifty-third Congress in 1892, Andrews served as a private secretary to the Governor of Nebraska, Lorenzo Crounse in 1893 and 1894. Running against William A. McKeighan, he was successful in being elected as a Republican to the Fifty-fourth Congress and served from March 4, 1895, to March 3, 1897.[3] He ran for reelection in 1896 and lost to Roderick Dhu Sutherland.

Andrews was an auditor for the U.S. Treasury Department from 1897 to 1915 in Washington D.C.. He ran again for the 5th district seat and won, being elected to the 66th and 67th congresses and serving from March 4, 1919, to March 3, 1923.[4] During his time in the 67th Congress, he was the chair of the U.S. House Committee on the Election of the President, Vice President and Representatives in Congress. He unsuccessful in running against former Nebraska governor Ashton C. Shallenberger in 1922.


Having lived out the rest of his life in Washington, D.C., Andrews died on January 19, 1942. He is interned at Parkview Cemetery in Hastings, Nebraska.[5]


  1. ^ "William E. Andrews". The Political Graveyard. Retrieved 3 February 2013.
  2. ^ "William E. Andrews". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. Retrieved 3 February 2013.
  3. ^ "William E. Andrews". Govtrack US Congress. Retrieved 3 February 2013.
  4. ^ "William E. Andrews". Govtrack US Congress. Retrieved 3 February 2013.
  5. ^ "William E. Andrews". Find A Grave. Retrieved 3 February 2013.


U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
William A. McKeighan (P)
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Nebraska's 5th congressional district

March 4, 1895 – March 3, 1897
Succeeded by
Roderick Dhu Sutherland (P)
Preceded by
Ashton C. Shallenberger (D)
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Nebraska's 5th congressional district

March 4, 1919 – March 3, 1923
Succeeded by
Ashton C. Shallenberger (D)