Andrew Edmiston Edit Profile
He attended the Friends' Select School in Washington, D.C., Kentucky Military Institute at Lyndon, and West Virginia University at Morgantown, West Virginia.
He served in the Seventy-third through Seventy-seventh Congresses. He was engaged in agricultural pursuits from 1915 to 1917 and in the manufacture of glass at Weston, West Virginia, starting in 1925. He served overseas in World War I as a second lieutenant with the Thirty-ninth Infantry, Fourth Division from 1917 to 1919.
From 1920 to 1935 he served as editor of the Weston Democrat. He held the office of mayor of Weston from 1924 to 1926 and served as a delegate to the Democratic National Conventions in 1928 and 1952. He was state chairman of the Democratic executive committee from 1928 to 1932.
He was elected to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Lynn Hornor. Re-elected to the Seventy-fourth and to three succeeding Congresses, he served from November 28, 1933, to January 3, 1943. His candidacy for re-election in 1942 was unsuccessful.
He then returned to his former business pursuits. On June 28, 1943, he was appointed Director of War Manpower for West Virginia and served until his resignation on June 30, 1945, to return to private business. He died in Weston on August 28, 1966.
He was buried in Machpelah Cemetery.
Member 73d to 77th Congresses (1933-1943) from 3d West Virginia District. Served as Second lieutenant, United States Army, with American Expeditionary Forces. Member American Legion, Veterans of Foreign Wars.
Married Merle Williams, April.; married second to Beth Gage, January 31, 1953.
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