Library of Congress
ANDREWS, Charles Oscar (1877-1946)

ANDREWS, CHARLES OSCAR, a Senator from Florida; born in Ponce de Leon, Holmes County, Fla., March 7, 1877; attended the public schools and the South Florida Military Institute at Bartow, Fla.; graduated from the Florida State Normal School at Gainesville, Fla., in 1901 and the University of Florida at Gainesville in 1907; during the Spanish-American War served in the Florida National Guard; captain in the Florida National Guard 1903-1905; secretary of the Florida State senate 1905-1907 and 1909-1911; studied law; admitted to the bar in 1907 and commenced practice in De Funiak Springs, Fla.; judge of the criminal court of record of Walton County, Fla. 1910-1911; assistant attorney general of Florida 1912-1919; circuit judge of the seventeenth judicial circuit 1919-1925; general counsel of the Florida Real Estate Commission 1925-1928; member of the State house of representatives in 1927; attorney for Orlando, Fla. 1926-1929; State supreme court commissioner 1929-1932; elected on November 3, 1936, as a Democrat to the United States Senate to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Park Trammell; was reelected in 1940 and served from November 4, 1936, until his death in Washington, D.C., on September 18, 1946; chairman, Committee on Enrolled Bills (Seventy-ninth Congress), Committee on Public Buildings and Grounds (Seventy-ninth Congress), Special Committee on Reconstruction of the Senate Roof and Skylights (Seventy-ninth Congress); interment in Greenwood Cemetery, Orlando, Fla.

University of Florida
George A. Smathers Libraries
Gainesville, FL
Papers: 1936-1946. 18 linear feet. Senatorial papers including correspondence, campaign records, newspaper clippings, legislative files, and speeches. Topics include Works Projects Administration, canals, agriculture, and Florida politics. Finding aid.

University of West Florida
Pensacola, FL
Papers: Miscellaneous items in several collections.

  • U.S. Congress. Memorial Services Held in the House of Representatives and Senate of the United States. 80th Cong., 1st sess., 1947. Washington: Government Printing Office, 1949.