Mr. Samuel Paull Andrews,
who was a Member of the House of Representatives for Christchurch City during 1879 and 1881, when he was a colleague of Sir George Grey, was born in 1836 in the Isle of Wight, was educated at private schools, and learned the plasterer's trade. He came out to Victoria in 1854, and worked as a miner for some time, and afterwards owned
and worked a threshing plant. Mr. Andrews came over to New Zealand in 1864, for the purpose of plastering three buildings for the Union Bank of Australasia at Auckland, Nelson, and Christchurch respectively. He afterwards undertook the same work for the Exhibition Building at Dunedin, now part of the Dunedin Hospital. Shortly afterwards Mr. Andrews settled in Christchurch. He has been a prominent Temperance advocate for forty years, and took an active part in the establishment of the Independent Order of Good Templars, of which he was at one time grand chief templar, and in the Sons of Temperance, of which he was patriarch. In the days of the provincial council, Mr. Andrews sat as a member for Christchurch until the abolition of the provinces. He was for three years on the Christchurch City Council. He was defeated in 1881 in the elections for the North Christchurch seat in Parliament. Mr. Andrews was for many years engaged as a contractor, and has been a stone quarry proprietor for about ten years. He was for years vice-president of the Christchurch Sports Association, and was champion oarsman for five years. He is a member of Lodge Canterbury, 1042, E.C., of which he was at one time secretary. Mr. Andrews was married in 1863, to a daughter of Mr. B. Gahagan, and has three sons and two daughters.