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Andrews, John Miller

Born: 1871 AD
Died: 1956 AD
Nationality: Irish
Categories: Politician

1871 – Born in Comber, County Down, Ireland  on the 17th of July.

         – He was educated at the Royal Belfast Academical Institution and became a flax-spinner and was also a wealthy landowner.

1896 – John Miller Andrews served on the Comber Congregational Committee.

1912 – His brother, Thomas Andrews, was managing director of the Harland and Wolff shipyard in Belfast and died in the sinking of the Titanic.

1921 – Andrews served as a MP in the Northern Ireland Parliament.

1929 – He was the last parliamentary survivor of the original 1921 Northern Ireland Parliament, and as such was recognised as the Father of the House.

1940 – He held a number of positions before becoming Prime Minister, including Minister for Labour and Minister for Finance.

1943 – Backbench dissent forced him from office, however he remained the recognised leader of the Party for a further three years.

         – He became the Grand Master of the Orange Order.

1971 – Died on the 5th of August.