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Hunter B. Andrews graduated from the William & Mary in 1942 with a bachelor's degree in Economics. He received a law degree in 1948 from the University of Virginia and attained an honorary degree from William & Mary in 1993. Mr. Andrews served as a Virginia State Senator for 32 years and helped to end school segregation, pay for necessary improvements in higher education, and enact Virginia's first sales tax. Andrews passed away in 2005.

Hunter Andrews made significant contributions to William & Mary, including donating money to fund Andrews Hall (VIMS), which is named to honor he and his wife, Cynthia, and was honored with the creation of the Hunter B. Andrews Distinguished Fellowship in American Politics in 1998. The fellowship brings journalists, politicians and scholars to campus each year to interact with students and faculty.


  • Awards and Scholarships - Andrews, Hunter B., Distinguished Fellowship, University Archives Subject File Collection, Special Collections Research Center, Earl Gregg Swem Library, William & Mary.


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