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Benjamin EDWARDS

(1753-1829)

EDWARDS, Benjamin, (father of Ninian Edwards), a Representative from Maryland; born in Stafford County, Va., August 12, 1753; attended the common schools; engaged in agricultural and mercantile pursuits in Montgomery County, Md.; member of the State house of delegates for several years; delegate to the State convention which ratified the Federal Constitution in 1788; elected as a Pro-Administration candidate to the Third Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Uriah Forrest and served from January 2 to March 3, 1795; moved to Todd County, Ky.; died in Eklton, Ky., November 13, 1829; interment on his estate at Elkton, Ky.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present

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