ANDREWS, William Ezekiel, (1854 - 1942)


An Illustrated Congressional Manual. The United States Red Book, 1896, (detail), Collection of U.S. House of Representatives

ANDREWS, William Ezekiel, a Representative from Nebraska; born near Oskaloosa, Mahaska County, Iowa, December 17, 1854; became an orphan in early youth; worked as a farm hand, and attended the country schools in the winter; was graduated from Simpson College, Indianola, Iowa, in 1874, and from Parsons College, Fairfield, Iowa, in 1875; was elected superintendent of schools of Ringgold County in 1879; member of the faculty of Hastings (Nebr.) College from January 1, 1885, to January 1, 1893; elected vice president of Hastings College in 1889 and president of the Nebraska State Teachers’ Association in 1890; served as private secretary to the Governor of Nebraska in 1893 and 1894; was an unsuccessful candidate for election in 1892 to the Fifty-third Congress; elected as a Republican to the Fifty-fourth Congress (March 4, 1895-March 3, 1897); was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1896 to the Fifty-fifth Congress; auditor for the Treasury Department, Washington, D.C., 1897-1915; elected to the Sixty-sixth and Sixty-seventh Congresses (March 4, 1919-March 3, 1923); chairman, Committee on the Election of President, Vice President, and Representatives (Sixty-seventh Congress); was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1922 to the Sixty-eighth Congress; lived in Washington, D.C., until his death there on January 19, 1942; interment in Parkview Cemetery, Hastings, Nebr.