Glenn Andrews, the oldest living former member of Congress, died Sept. 25, 2008, in his native Anniston, Ala., just short of his 100th birthday.
Glenn came to Princeton from Mercersburg Academy. At Princeton he took his meals at Elm, ran varsity track, and was a member of Theatre Intime, the Triangle orchestra, and the University orchestra.
After stints in banking and with IBM in the Northeast, Glenn moved south to New Orleans with Eastman Kodak. He returned to Anniston in 1946 and bought out the family outdoor-advertising business from his aunts and uncles.
A Democrat in his earlier years, he was elected to Congress in 1964 as a Republican supporting the Goldwater ticket and served one term (in the 87th Congress). In our 25th-reunion yearbook, he wryly observed that he wanted to retire “to a tropical island well away from Social Security and the atom bomb, both Democratic contributions to our society.”
Glenn’s wife of 64 years, the former Ethel Jackson (sister of Ab Jackson ’32), died in 2001. Glenn also was predeceased by his daughter, Houston w’56. He is survived by two sons, Glenn Jr. and Scott ’64. Our thoughts are with them in their grief.