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James Andrews

James Andrews

(A biographical sketch taken from One Hundred Years, The Delaware County National Bank Chester, PA 1814-1914)

Years in parentheses are years of service as a Director of The Bank of Delaware County and/or The Delaware County National Bank

Hon. James Andrews (1867-69), son of James and Martha (Bunting) Andrews, was born in Darby, December 1, 1795. He was educated in the Friends' School in that borough, and while still under age was employed to teach in that school. Subsequently, he obtained a position with Watson & Bunting, leading lumber merchants in Philadelphia, the junior being his mother's brother. Several years later, James Andrews was admitted to the firm which subsequently became Greaves & Andrews, and later J. & J. B. Andrews & Co. About 1837, Mr. Andrews' health beginning to fail, he purchased a farm in Darby township, where he made his home permanently.

At the October election of 1861, James Andrews and Sketchley Morton were elected Associate Judges of the Court of Delaware county, that being the first time when judicial officers were selected by popular vote. So acceptably did he discharge the duties of the position that he was re-elected in 1856 and in 1861, declining at the expiration of his third term to again be a candidate for the bench, because he had attained three score and ten years, the allotted life of man. James Andrews died September 24, 1869, aged 73 years. 





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