Reddin Andrews

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Reddin Andrews (January 28, 1848 – August 16, 1923) was the President of Baylor University from 1885 to 1886.[1][2]


Reddin Andrews was born in La Grange, Texas, on January 18, 1848.[1][2] He fought in the Confederacy as a scout and a courier during the American Civil War.[1][2] In 1871, he graduated from Baylor University as a valedictorian.[1][2] From 1871 to 1873, he attended the Greenville Seminary in Greenville, South Carolina.[1] He became a pastor in Navasota, Texas, and preached in Millican, Hempstead, Calvert, Tyler, Lampasas, Bastrop, Goodman, Webberville, Hillsboro, Woodbury, Rockwall and Lovelady.[1] He married Elizabeth Eddins in 1874 and they had nine children.[1] From 1871 to 1878, he was a Professor at Baylor University.[1] In 1878, he came the Principal of the Masonic Institute in Round Rock.[1] He was an editor to John B. Link's Texas Baptist Herald.[1] He served as President of Baylor University from 1885 to 1886, as it was merged with Waco University.[1] In 1886, he helped merge the Baptist State Convention and Baptist General Association into the Baptist General Convention of Texas.[1] In 1889, he moved to Atlanta, Georgia to edit W.T. Martin's Gospel Standard and Expositor.[1] In 1892, he moved to Belton, Texas and worked for the People's Party.[1] In 1907, he was the editor of Sword and Shield in Tyler.[1] In 1910, he ran for Governor as a socialist and lost to the Democratic nominee.[1][3] In 1916, he moved to Lawton, Oklahoma, where he died in 1923.[1]


  • Poems (1911)