Andrew Poysell (Andy) IRELAND, Congress, FL (1930)


IRELAND, Andrew Poysell (Andy), a Representative from Florida; born in Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio, August 23, 1930; attended private schools in Cincinnati; graduated, Phillips Academy, Andover, Mass., 1948; B.S., Yale University, 1952; graduate studies, Columbia University, New York City, 1953-1954; graduated, Louisiana State University, School of Banking of the South, 1959; consultant; businessman; joined Barnett National Bank in Jacksonville, Fla., 1954; president, chairman, chief executive officer, American National Banks of Winter Haven, Cypress Gardens, and Auburndale, Fla., 1962-1968; senior vice president, director, chief executive officer, Barnett First National Bank of Jacksonville, Winter Haven, Cypress Gardens, and Auburndale, Fla., 1968-1970; director, Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta, Jacksonville branch, 1966-1968; Winter Haven city commissioner, 1966-1968; delegate, United Nations General Assembly, 1981; elected as a Democrat to the Ninety-fifth and to the three succeeding Congresses; on July 5, 1984, switched party affiliation and continued in office as a Republican; reelected as a Republican to the Ninety-ninth and to the three succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1977-January 3, 1993); was not a candidate for renomination in 1992 to the One Hundred Third Congress; is a resident of Boca Grande, Fla.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present