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Don Calvin EDWARDS

(1861-1938)

EDWARDS, Don Calvin, a Representative from Kentucky; born in Moulton, Appanoose County, Iowa, on July 13, 1861; moved to Erie, Neosho County, Kans., with his parents in 1869; attended the common schools of Iowa and Kansas, and Campbell University, Holton, Kans.; engaged in banking and in the insurance business in Erie, Kans., in 1883; moved to London, Laurel County, Ky., in 1892 and engaged in the manufacture of staves and in the wholesale lumber business; president of the National Bank of London, Ky.; clerk and master commissioner of the Laurel circuit court from 1898 to 1904; chairman of the Kentucky State Republican convention in 1908; elected as a Republican to the Fifty-ninth, Sixtieth, and Sixty-first Congresses (March 4, 1905-March 3, 1911); chairman, Committee on Expenditures in the Department of State (Sixty-first Congress); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1910 to the Sixty-second Congress; resumed the lumber and banking business in London, Ky.; delegate to the Republican National Convention in 1912; unsuccessful candidate for nomination in 1918 to the Sixty-sixth Congress; died in London, Ky., September 19, 1938; interment in Pine Grove Cemetery.

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

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