John Emory ANDRUS, Congress, NY (1841-1934)


ANDRUS, John Emory, a Representative from New York; born in Pleasantville, Westchester County, N.Y., February 16, 1841; attended the local schools, and Charlotteville Seminary in Schoharie County, N.Y.; was graduated from Wesleyan University, Middletown, Conn., in 1862; taught school in New Jersey for four years; engaged in the manufacture of medicine in Yonkers, N.Y.; president of the New York Pharmaceutical Association, and of the Palisade Manufacturing Co. of Yonkers, Westchester County; trustee of Wesleyan University; mayor of Yonkers in 1903; elected as a Republican to the Fifty-ninth and to the three succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1905-March 3, 1913); was not a candidate for renomination in 1912; resumed his former business pursuits in Yonkers, N.Y., until his death there on December 26, 1934; interment in Kensico Cemetery, Valhalla, N.Y.


Morrill, George P. Multimillionaire Straphanger: A Life of John Emory Andrus. Middletown, Conn.: Wesleyan University Press, 1971.

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