John N. Andrews, 82, a former administrator with the Veterans Administration, died of pneumonia Monday at the Veterans Administration Hospital in Martinsburg, W. Va.

Born in Campbell, Texas, Mr. Andrews graduated from East Texas State College with a bachelor's degree and received his master's degree in economics from the University of Texas in 1926. He received his doctorate in economics and administration from New York University in 1929. He then joined the NYU faculty and remained at the school until World War II.

In 1941, he joined the Selective Service System. In 1946, he moved to the Veterans Administration as personal representative of Gen. Omar Bradley, then VA administrator.

Mr. Andrews later became assistant director of the Vocational Rehabilitation and Educational Service Division, where he remained until 1965, when he retired and moved from Arlington to his farm near Charles Town, W. Va.

Mr. Andrews was a retired Brigadier General in the Army Reserves, having first joined the Army in World War I.

Survivors include his wife, Mary Lee. of the home; a daughter, Mrs. William W. Owens, of Arlington; two sons, John N. Jr., of Rockville, and Robert H., of Arlington; a sister and a brother; three grandchildren and one great-grandchild.