Andrews, Charles McLean
- Stephen Saunders Webb
Andrews, Charles McLean (22 February 1863–09 September 1943), historian, was born in Wethersfield, Connecticut, the son of the Reverend William Watson Andrews and Elizabeth Williams. Andrews was a remarkably normal New England boy: mischievous (his elementary school teacher in Wethersfield predicted that her pupil would “come to some bad end”); unstudious (graduating from Hartford High School in 1879, “he took no prizes and had no honor standing”); uncertain (as a sophomore at Trinity College, Andrews wanted to drop out and “go to work”); and parochial (he went no further than the West Hartford High School for a job, becoming principal there on his graduation from Trinity in 1884). It was only because he disliked disruptive students in large numbers that Andrews turned to a new option for the unfocused: graduate school. There he found a profession with which he could mature....