| Overall UK Wins: 2 | Overall UK Losses: 0 | Win % 100 |
Date of Birth: January 11, 1900
Date of Death: July 8, 1978
Hometown: Huntington, WV
Alma Mater: Florida
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|12/15/1928||Eastern Normal at Kentucky||W||35 - 10||14||10||16||14||0||0||-||Snooks Winters (West Virginia)|
|12/20/1929||Miami (OH) at Kentucky||W||35 - 20||12||17||21||16||0||0||-||Snooks Winters (Huntington, WV)|
Obituary - Spirit of Jefferson Farmer's Advocate (July 27, 1978)
Andrew "Snooks" Winters, Ex-Lawmaker, Racing Official Dies Huntington Nursing Home
Andrew R. "Snooks" Winters of Huntington, W. Va., and a former resident of Charles Town for a number of years, and a former West Virginia State Senator and horse racing official, died July 8, at a nursing home in Huntington. He was 78 years of age and had been in ill health for a long time.
Winters, a Democrat, served as a member of the House of Delegates from Cabell County in the 1939 and 1941 legislatures. He was elected to the Senate from the Fifth District in 1942, and was re-elected in 1946 and 1950, serving with Majority Whip Robert Byrd and former Gov. Arch Moore.
While serving in the Senate, Winters was instrumental in the passage of legislation giving large grants of land to then-Marshall College for building purposes.
Buildings later erected on the sites include Twin Towers dormitories South Hall, Gullickson Hall and the Campus Christian Center. Winters also donated the landmark, bronze statue of Chief Justice John Marshall, located in front of Old Main on the campus.
He was born January 11, 1900, in Bluefield, W.Va., a son of the late Ernest E. and Gaberilla Roby Winters.
Upon completion of public school, Winters entered Marshall College, where he was a member of the school's first football team. He later received an A.B. Degree from the University of Florida.
Before entering politics Winters served as chief steward for the West Virginia Racing Commission's three race tracks - Waterford Park, Charles Town and Wheeling Downs.
It was while in this capacity with the Racing Commission that "Snooks", as he was always referred to in Charles Town and Jefferson County, took up residence in Charles Town and he became a familiar personality around the old Thomas Jefferson Hotel then located on East Washington Street, which is where he resided for many years.
A veteran of World War I, and active in the Episcopal Church, he was a member of the American Legion, the B.P.O. Elks and the Order of Redmen.
Graveside rites were conducted July 11, at 11 a.m. at Woodmere Abbey of Remembrance in Huntington by the Rev. Robert L. Thomas. Burial was made in Woodmere Memorial Park.