Mark Andrews biography

Mark Andrews

U.S. Congressperson

1926 –


Who is Mark Andrews?

Mark Andrews is an American politician from the state of North Dakota. He is a member of the United States Republican Party.

Andrews was born in Cass County, North Dakota, where he attended public school. In 1944 at the age of 18, Andrews was admitted to the United States Military Academy. He quit in 1946 after receiving a disability discharge. He then attended North Dakota State University at Fargo, North Dakota, where he became a member of the Gamma Tau Chapter of the Sigma Chi Fraternity, and graduated in 1949.

Andrews then became a farmer. During the 1950s he began to enter politics, serving on farmers' organizations and Republican committees. In 1963 Andrews became the Republican candidate for a seat in the United States House of Representatives from North Dakota when a special election was required after the death of congressman Hjalmar Nygaard. Andrews won the election. He was reelected to a full term in 1964 and served in the House until 1981, being re-elected every two years.

In 1980 Andrews decided not to run for re-election to the House.


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May 19, 1926
Cass County
  • United States of America
  • North Dakota State University

on July 23, 2013

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