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Edwards, K to N

EDWARDS (Soundex E363) — See also EDWARD, EDWARDE, EDWARDSEN, EDWARE, HARVEY-EDWARDS, SEWARDS, SOWARDS, SUMTER-EDWARDS, TREDWAY, WARDSWORTH, WOODWARD.

  Edwards, Karen — Independent candidate for U.S. Representative from California 5th District, 1987. Female. Still living as of 1987.
  Edwards, Katie — of Laurel, Jones County, Miss. Postmaster at Laurel, Miss., 1901. Female. Burial location unknown.
  Edwards, Keith — of Fort Sumner, DeBaca County, N.M. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New Mexico, 1940. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Edwards, Keith — of Portland, Multnomah County, Ore. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Oregon, 1996. Still living as of 1996.
  Edwards, Keith P. — of Michigan. Republican. Candidate for Michigan state senate 1st District, 1970. Still living as of 1970.
  Edwards, Keith P. — of St. Clair Shores, Macomb County, Mich. Libertarian. Candidate for U.S. Representative from Michigan 12th District, 1984, 1988; candidate for Presidential Elector for Michigan, 1984, 1988, 1992, 1996; candidate for Michigan state house of representatives 26th District, 1998. Still living as of 1998.
  Edwards, Kent See G. Kent Edwards
  Edwards, L. A. See Levi Arthur Edwards
  Edwards, L. C. — of Granville County, N.C. Member of North Carolina state senate 21st District, 1870-72. Burial location unknown.
  Edwards, Laura — of Chapel Hill, Orange County, N.C. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from North Carolina, 1996. Female. Still living as of 1996.
  Edwards, Lee See A. Lee Edwards
  Edwards, Lemuel B. — of California. Member of California state assembly 14th District, 1881-83. Burial location unknown.
  Edwards, Leonard T. — of Michigan. Republican. Candidate for U.S. Representative from Michigan 13th District, 1972. Still living as of 1972.
  Edwards, Leverett (b. 1902) — of Oklahoma; Washington, D.C. Born in Cordell, Washita County, Okla., January 20, 1902. Oklahoma state attorney general, 1926-27. Member, Phi Delta Phi; Phi Delta Theta; American Bar Association. Burial location unknown.
  Edwards, Levi — of Huntington (now Shelton), Fairfield County, Conn. Member of Connecticut state house of representatives from Huntington, 1823. Burial location unknown.
  Edwards, Levi — of Monroe, Fairfield County, Conn. Member of Connecticut state house of representatives from Monroe, 1827, 1833, 1835. Burial location unknown.
  Edwards, Levi Arthur (b. 1884) — also known as L. A. Edwards — of St. Albans, Kanawha County, W.Va. Born in Mason County, W.Va., July 16, 1884. Republican. School teacher; lawyer; member of West Virginia state house of delegates from Kanawha County, 1925-26. Presbyterian. Member, Freemasons; Rotary. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Charles S. Edwards and Jennet A. (Roush) Edwards; married, November 28, 1912, to Carrie C. White.
  Edwards, Lewis A. — of Orient, Suffolk County, Long Island, N.Y. Member of New York state senate 1st District, 1868-69. Burial location unknown.
  Edwards, Lillian — of Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa. Democrat. Alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1948. Female. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Edwards, Lora T. — of Lakeland, Polk County, Fla. Republican. Alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Florida, 1940. Female. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Edwards, Lori (b. 1957) — of Polk County, Fla. Born in Jersey City, Hudson County, N.J., April 7, 1957. Democrat. Member of Florida state house of representatives 65th District, 1993-. Female. Lutheran. Member, Rotary. Still living as of 1999.
  Edwards, Louis F. (c.1892-1939) — of Long Beach, Nassau County, Long Island, N.Y. Born about 1892. Democrat. Haberdashery business; paint manufacturer; mayor of Long Beach, N.Y., 1938-39; died in office 1939. Shot and killed by disgruntled police patrolman Alvin Dooley, in Long Beach, Nassau County, Long Island, N.Y., November 15, 1939 (age about 47 years). Burial location unknown.
  Edwards, Lucian S. — of Chaplin, Windham County, Conn. Socialist. Candidate for Connecticut state house of representatives from Chaplin, 1912. Burial location unknown.
  Edwards, Lydia Justice (born c.1938) — of Donnelly, Valley County, Idaho. Born in Wolf Pen, Carter County, Ky., about 1938. Republican. Member of Idaho state house of representatives, 1982-86; Idaho state treasurer, 1987-98. Female. Member, Kiwanis. Still living as of 2007.
  Relatives: Daughter of Chad Justice and Velva (Kinney) Justice.
  Edwards, M. B. — of Toronto, Jefferson County, Ohio. Postmaster at Toronto, Ohio, 1901. Burial location unknown.
  Edwards, M. C. — of Dawson, Terrell County, Ga. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Georgia, 1924. Burial location unknown.
  Edwards, M. Jack — of Marion, Grant County, Ind. Democrat. Mayor of Marion, Ind., 1963; defeated (Independent), 1963; alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from Indiana, 1972. Still living as of 1972.
  Edwards, Mabel — of Greenfield, Dade County, Mo. Democrat. Alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from Missouri, 1928. Female. Burial location unknown.
  Edwards, Margaret L. — of California. Peace and Freedom candidate for U.S. Representative from California 27th District, 1992. Female. Still living as of 1992.
  Edwards, Marion David — of Louisiana. Democrat. Presidential Elector for Louisiana, 1992. Still living as of 1992.
  Edwards, Marvin E. — of Eufaula, Barbour County, Ala. Mayor of Eufaula, Ala., 1953-59. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Edwards, Marvin Henry (b. 1937) — also known as Mickey Edwards — of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma County, Okla. Born in Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio, July 12, 1937. Republican. Alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Oklahoma, 1972; U.S. Representative from Oklahoma 5th District, 1977-93. Member, Freemasons. Still living as of 2014.
  Cross-reference: Tom Cole
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — votes in Congress from the Washington Post — NNDB dossier
  Edwards, Mary Mosley — of Baltimore, Md. Republican. Candidate for Maryland state senate District 11, 1966. Female. Still living as of 1966.
  Edwards, Matt — of Fremont, Alameda County, Calif. Candidate for mayor of Fremont, Calif., 2000. Still living as of 2000.
  Edwards, May N. — of Westfield, Tioga County, Pa. Republican. Alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1928. Female. Burial location unknown.
  Edwards, Melvin — of Colorado. Secretary of state of Colorado, 1883-87. Burial location unknown.
  Edwards, Michael See Frank B. Arnold
  Edwards, Mickey See Marvin Henry Edwards
  Edwards, Milburn — Socialist. Candidate for Pennsylvania state senate 14th District, 1934. Burial location unknown.
  Edwards, Minnie See Minnie E. Beasley
  Edwards, Mortimer B. — of Lisle, Broome County, N.Y. Lumber business; farmer; member of New York state assembly from Broome County, 1913. Burial location unknown.
  Edwards, Moyle — Member of Minnesota state house of representatives District 60, 1911-12. Burial location unknown.
  See also Minnesota Legislator record
  Edwards, Neal — of Indianapolis, Marion County, Ind. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Indiana, 1952. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Edwards, Nehemiah R. — of Trumbull, Fairfield County, Conn. Member of Connecticut state house of representatives from Trumbull, 1825. Burial location unknown.
  Edwards, Nelson Jack — also known as Nelson J. Edwards — of Detroit, Wayne County, Mich. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Michigan, 1964, 1968, 1972. Still living as of 1972.
  Edwards, Nicholas M. — of Pennsylvania. Democrat. Candidate for U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania at-large, 1900; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1904; candidate for Presidential Elector for Pennsylvania, 1916. Burial location unknown.
  Edwards, Ninian (1775-1833) — of Kaskaskia, Randolph County, Ill.; Edwardsville, Madison County, Ill. Born in Montgomery County, Md., March 17, 1775. Democrat. Member of Kentucky state house of representatives, 1796-97; state court judge in Kentucky, 1803; justice of Kentucky state supreme court, 1808; Governor of Illinois Territory, 1809-18; U.S. Senator from Illinois, 1818-24; Governor of Illinois, 1826-30; candidate for U.S. Representative from Illinois, 1832. Baptist. Died of cholera, in Belleville, St. Clair County, Ill., July 20, 1833 (age 58 years, 125 days). Original interment somewhere in Belleville, Ill.; reinterment in 1855 at Oak Ridge Cemetery, Springfield, Ill.; statue at Ninian Edwards Plaza, Edwardsville, Ill.
  Relatives: Son of Margaret (Beall) Edwards (1750-1826) and Benjamin Edwards; brother of Cyrus Edwards (1793-1877); married, February 20, 1803, to Elvira Lane (1780-1839); father of Julia Catherine Edwards (1801-1830; who married Daniel Pope Cook) and Ninian Wirt Edwards; grandfather of John Pope Cook; granduncle of Richard Lee Metcalfe; great-granduncle of Theodore W. Metcalfe.
  Political family: Edwards-Cook family of Illinois and Nebraska (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  Edwards County, Ill. is named for him.
  The city of Edwardsville, Illinois, is named for him.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article
  Edwards, Ninian Wirt (1809-1889) — also known as Ninian W. Edwards — of Sangamon County, Ill. Born April 15, 1809. Democrat. Illinois state attorney general, 1834-35; member of Illinois state house of representatives, 1837-41, 1849-53; member of Illinois state senate, 1845-49; delegate to Illinois state constitutional convention from Sangamon County, 1847; Illinois superintendent of public instruction, 1854-57. Died September 2, 1889 (age 80 years, 140 days). Interment at Oak Ridge Cemetery, Springfield, Ill.
  Relatives: Son of Ninian Edwards; married, February 18, 1832, to Elizabeth P. Todd (sister-in-law of Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865)).
  Political families: Lee-Randolph family of Maryland and Virginia; Lincoln-Lee family; Edwards-Cook family of Illinois and Nebraska; Pendleton-Lee family (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  Edwards, Norma Dee (b. 1912) — also known as Dee Edwards — of Detroit, Wayne County, Mich. Born in Spring Arbor Township, Jackson County, Mich., July 11, 1912. Democrat. Lawyer; member of Michigan state house of representatives from Wayne County 1st District, 1949-50; defeated in primary, 1952 (Wayne County 1st District), 1954 (Wayne County 2nd District); candidate in primary for Michigan state senate 4th District, 1950; candidate in primary for delegate to Michigan state constitutional convention from Wayne County 2nd District, 1961. Female. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Edwards, Norval N. — of Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, Calif. Republican. Acting postmaster at Los Angeles, Calif., 1953-54. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.


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