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Sheriff George H. Andrews

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30th Sheriff of Chatham County

30th Sheriff of Chatham County

Served: Dec 1932-July 1949

Appointed/Elected: Elected

Age taking office: 37

Population: 24, 177 in 1940

Birth date: February 2, 1895

Birth place: Chatham County, NC

Died: April 19, 1976

Buried: PITTSBORO BAPTIST CHURCH cemetery located in the Town of Pittsboro at 201 West Salisbury Street and Fayetteville Street in Chatham County, NC


Mother: Emily Jane (Emma) Chisholm b. 1/20/1863, d. 2/26/1953

Father: John Robert Andrews b. 4/2/1857, d. 6/15/1936

Wife: Beatrice Rowe Martin, b. Wake Co 11/21/1901, m. 6/10/1926, d. 3/19/2001

Children: Eleanor Jane Andrews Wilmot, George Henry Andrews, Jr., Barbara Martin Andrews Jones


Tenure Notables


World War II begins and ends.

December 5, 1938, President Franklin D. Roosevelt passed through Pittsboro, stopping briefly.

Sheriff Andrews was President fo the North Carolina Sheriff's Association in 1940.

December 1944, three captured German war planes were4 force-landed near Pittsboro. 

Sheriff Andrews resigned in July 1967 to accept the position as chief of enforcement for the State Alcohol Beverage Control Board.

Deputy William Farrar left with Sheriff Andrews to work as an ABC enforcement agent.


Military Experience


Sheriff George Andrews served in US Army from October 22, 1917 until June 28, 1919.  He obtained the rank of Sergean and was a member of the 81st  wilcat Division, 318 Mashine Gun Battalion.  He fought in battles at Virdun, St. Die, and Meuse Argonne.  He remained in France after war for a year as part of the occupation force. 


Other Offices


Before becoming Sheriff, George Andrews was in the hardware business in Bennett, NC.  

George Andrews served as Chief of enforcement for the State Alcohol Beverage Control Board.