Mark Andrews

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Mark Andrews
Mark Andrews, US Senator from North Dakota.jpg
United States Senator
from North Dakota
In office
January 3, 1981 – January 3, 1987
Preceded byMilton Young
Succeeded byKent Conrad
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from North Dakota's At-large district
In office
January 3, 1973 – January 3, 1981
Preceded byNew district
Succeeded byByron Dorgan
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from North Dakota's 1st district
In office
October 22, 1963 – January 3, 1973
Preceded byHjalmar Nygaard
Succeeded byElected statewide at-large
Personal details
Born(1926-05-19)May 19, 1926
Cass County, North Dakota, U.S.
DiedOctober 3, 2020(2020-10-03) (aged 94)
Fargo, North Dakota, U.S.
Political partyRepublican
Alma materNorth Dakota State University

Mark Andrews (May 19, 1926 – October 3, 2020) was an American politician from the state of North Dakota. He was a member of the United States Republican Party.

Career[change | change source]

During the 1950s he began to enter politics, serving on farmers' organizations and Republican committees. In 1962, Andrews ran for Governor of North Dakota, losing to incumbent William L. Guy by just 2,000 votes out of over 228,500 cast.[1] He ran for one of North Dakota's seats in the United States Senate which was being vacated by the long-serving Republican Milton Young who announced that he would not run for reelection and retire after the election. Andrews won the election with 70% of the vote and served in the Senate for one term, from 1981 to 1987.

Andrews was defeated for re-election in 1986 by Democratic-NPL Tax Commissioner Kent Conrad by a mere 2,120 votes in what is still considered an upset.

Personal life[change | change source]

Andrews was born in Cass County, North Dakota. He studied at North Dakota State University. Andrews died on October 3, 2020 in Fargo, North Dakota at the age of 94.[2]

References[change | change source]

Other websites[change | change source]

  • United States Congress. "Mark Andrews (id: A000208)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
  • Appearances on C-SPAN