1957 – Born in Camden, New Jersey on the 4th of August.
1979 – He attended Bucknell University, graduating with a B.A. in political science.
1982 – Andrews later attended Cornell University Law School, earning his J.D. degree.
1983 – Onward, Andrews had a private law practice.
1987 – He was elected as a member of the Camden County Board of Chosen Freeholders.
1990 – After 15-year incumbent James Florio resigned to take office as Governor of New Jersey, Andrews won a special election to succeed him.
1997 – Andrews’ independence of the Democratic political machine and poor name recognition outside of South Jersey hampered his efforts to obtain the Democratic nomination for Governor.
– Andrews unsuccessfully campaigned for the Democratic nomination for Governor of New JerseyCongressman Andrews was reportedly considering a primary challenge against him in 2005.
2002 – On the 10th of October, Rob Andrews was among the 81 House Democrats who voted in favor of authorizing the invasion of Iraq.
2005 – Andrews had been frequently mentioned as a possible replacement for Jon Corzine’s United States Senate seat after Corzine’s November 2005 gubernatorial victory, Bob Menendez was eventually chosen by Corzine to fill the vacancy.
– Andrews received a "B" on the Drum Major Institute’s Congressional Scorecard on middle-class issues.
2006 – In January, announced that he would run for a ninth full term in the House and seek the Senate seat in 2008 if Senator Frank Lautenberg retires.
– Congressman Andrews faced no GOP opponent in the Congressional race.
2007 – He was also involved in proposing a bill for sanctioning Iranians.