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Charles Bartlett Andrews (November 4, 1836 – September 12, 1902) was an American politician and the 49th Governor of Connecticut.

He was born in Sunderland, Massachusetts on November 4, 1836. He graduated from Amherst College in 1858. He then moved to the state of Connecticut and studied law. In 1861 he was admitted to the bar.

In 1868 he became a member of the Connecticut State Senate. In 1878 he was elected to the Connecticut House of Representatives and later in the same year, the Governor of Connecticut by a legislative vote. During his term, the governor's office was granted the power to recommend judges for the State Supreme Court and a resolution passed that ended an ongoing boundary line dispute. A bill was constituted that established the incorporation of joint-stock companies and a progressive jury law was formed.

He left the office on January 5, 1881. He continued to practice law. He was appointed to the bench of the Connecticut Superior Court in 1881. He served as chief justice from 1889 to 1901. He died on September 12, 1902.

Sources

  • Sobel, Robert and John Raimo. Biographical Directory of the Governors of the United States, 1789-1978. Greenwood Press, 1988. ISBN 0-313-28093-2
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