Oliver Burnside Andrews (1882 - 1937)
The vitality of Chattanooga industrial life is well illustrated by the number of vigorous young men who are continually entering the field and giving their best talents and energies to building up and maintaining the high position which the city has already won as a manufacturing center. One of this younger generation, Oliver B. Andrews, has already made an exceptional record as a business builder
and industrial leader in this city. He is president of the Acme Box Company and the Andrews Paper Box Company. A son of Garnett Andrews and Miss Stevie Campbell, daughter of J. A. Campbell, of Stone Mountain, Georgia., Oliver Burnside Andrews was born in Chattanooga July 23, 1882, and attained his education in private schools, in the Chattanooga high school and the Alabama Poly technic at Auburn. In 1900, at the age of eighteen, he began his practical career as inspector of risks for the Fidelity Mutual Insurance Company of Philadelphia, and continued in that service for five years.
In 1905 he returned to Chattanooga, where he organized the Acme Box Company, of which he became secretary and treasurer and general manager. In March, 1912, he organized the Andrews Paper Box Company, and has directed its affairs from the office of president. Mr. Andrews is one of the young citizens and business men who not only are doing much to promote the larger business activities, but also are active in stimulating those things which contribute and enliven the general social life of their community. In 1909 he was the organizer of the Chattanooga Baseball Club, and as president has done much to secure this clean and wholesome sport as a regular diversion in Chattanooga. Mr. Andrews is a director of the Hamilton National Bank, was general manager of the Consignees Favorite Box Company until its discontinuance, was secretary of the Richmond Hosiery Mills for four years, and for one term served as vice president of the National Association of Box Makers. He has membership relations with the Manufacturers’ Association of Chattanooga, the Chattanooga Chamber of Commerce, the Chattanooga Commercial Club, is past exalted ruler of the Elks, and is affiliated with the Masonic Order, the Knights of Pythias, the United Commercial Travelers, and finds much of his diversion in the Mountain City and the Chattanooga Golf and Country Club.
Source: A History of Tennessee and Tennesseans: Volume 7
(Oddly enough we have not found a picture of O.B.Andrews. Yet.)