Herbert D. Andrews ’52 died on August 16, 2016, in Leonardstown, Maryland.
(The following appeared on the Towson University website:)
Dr. Herbert Andrews (1930-2016)
Former Towson University History Professor Dr. Herbert D. Andrews died on
Wednesday, August 3, 2016, at Medstar St. Mary’s Hospital in Leonardstown, Maryland,
following a brief acute illness.
Herbert Andrews was born in 1930 in West Paris, Maine, the youngest of five children.
Herb, along with his two brothers and two sisters, grew up on the family farm in Maine.
Herb always excelled at his studies, serving as his high school valedictorian. Herb
joined the U.S. Army during the Korean War, and after the war returned to his studies,
earning a bachelor’s degree from Bowdoin College in Brunswick, Maine. Herb
continued on to graduate school at Northwestern University, where he earned a Ph.D in
While at Northwestern Herb met his future wife, Loretta Kreider. Together they raised
three children, Tim, Elizabeth and John.
Dr. Andrews worked at Towson University for over 30 years, teaching a wide array of
courses in European History. He received numerous honors and awards, including a
Fulbright Scholarship for research in Marburg, Germany in the early 1960s. Herb
retired from teaching 1991 but continued his association with Towson, working as the
Herb and his family lived in Baltimore City from 1960 until 2014. An avid chef, Herb
volunteered for organizations that provided meals to people unable to cook for
Dr. Andrews is survived by his children, by his brother Earl Andrews, sister Florence
Whynot, grandchildren Stephen and Christian, and his many, many wonderful nieces
and nephews. The family memorial service was held in August in Maine.