ANDREWS, Mark (1926-2020)
Senate Years of Service: 1981-1987

ANDREWS, MARK, A Representative and a Senator from North Dakota; born in Cass County, N.Dak., May 19, 1926; attended the public schools; served in the United States Army 1944-1946; cadet at United States Military Academy, West Point, N.Y., until receiving a disability discharge in 1946; graduated, North Dakota State University, Fargo 1949; farmer and operator of a cattle feeding lot; director, Garrison Conservancy District 1955-1964; member and past president of North Dakota Crop Improvement Association; Republican national committeeman 1958-1962; elected as a Republican to the Eighty-eighth Congress, by special election, October 22, 1963, to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Hjalmar Nygaard; reelected to the eight succeeding Congresses and served from October 22, 1963, to January 3, 1981; was not a candidate for reelection in 1980 to the House of Representatives, but was elected to the United States Senate and served from January 3, 1981, to January 3, 1987; unsuccessful candidate for reelection; chairman, Select Committee on Indian Affairs (Ninety-eighth and Ninety-ninth Congresses); a director of Tenneco, Inc.; established a government consulting firm in Washington, D.C.; was a resident of Fargo, N.Dak., until his death on October 3, 2020.

Cornell University
Rare Books and Manuscript Collections
Ithaca, NY
Papers: Correspondence in the Karl Douglas Butler papers, 1935-1964.

State Historical Society of North Dakota
Bismarck, ND
Papers: In North Dakota Republican Party records, 1956-1982. 6.25 feet. State convention files, correspondence, legislative candidate files, Republican National Committee files, election data, subject files, and campaign material. Finding aid.

University of North Dakota
Chester Fritz Library
Grand Forks, ND
Papers: 1963-1986. 494 feet. Includes papers and correspondence from his service in the U.S. House of Representatives and U.S. Senate. Unprocessed. Closed until death of donor, or accessible with donor's permission.
Research Libraries Information Network: In addition to the institutions listed above, items are also cataloged in collections at: University of Michigan, Rare Books, Ann Arbor, MI.

  • Fenno, Richard F. When Incumbency Fails: The Senate Career of Mark Andrews. Washington: CQ Press, 1992.