Andrews, John Miller
Born: Jul 17, 1871 AD
Died: 1956 AD, at 85 years of age.
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.
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