Andrew J. May (Politician) – Bio, Birthday, Family, Age & Born


Andrew Jackson May was a Kentucky attorney, an influential New Deal-era politician, and chairman of the House Military Affairs Committee during World War II, infamous for his rash disclosure of classified naval information that resulted in the loss of 10 American submarines and 800 sailors, and his subsequent conviction for bribery. May was a Democratic member of United States House of Representatives from Kentucky during the 72nd to 79th sessions of Congress.

Born: 24, 1875, Floyd County, Kentucky
Died: 06, 1959, Prestonsburg, Kentucky
Political party: Democrat
Alma mater: Union University
Profession: Lawyer
Preceded by: Virgil M. Chapman
Succeeded by: Wendell H. Meade

About Andrew J. May

American attorney and politician who served in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1931 to 1947. He chaired the House Military Affairs Committee during World War II.

Before Fame

He attended Southern Normal University Law School in Tennessee and opened the May & May Law Practice with his brother.


He was responsible for a major intelligence breach during World War II: he revealed during a press conference the specific vulnerabilities of Japanese submarines.

Family Life

He was born in Floyd County, Kentucky and spent much of his life in his home state.


He was convicted of bribery following an investigation of his conduct during World War II, but he was eventually pardoned by U.S. President Harry Truman.

Information related to Andrew J. May

  • News leak – A news leak is the unsanctioned release of confidential information to news media. It can also be the premature publication of information by a news outlet, of information that it has agreed not to release before a specified time, in violation of a news embargo.
  • Kentucky politicians convicted of crimes
  • Politicians convicted of conspiracy to defraud the United States
  • Union University alumni
  • Recipients of American presidential pardons
  • Members of the United States House of Representatives from Kentucky
  • Kentucky lawyers
  • Kentucky Democrats
  • Twin people from the United States

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Latest information about Andrew J. May updated on September 05, 2020.

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