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Edward Irving EDWARDS

(1863-1931)
Senate Years of Service:
1923-1929
Party:
Democrat

EDWARDS, Edward Irving, a Senator from New Jersey; born in Jersey City, N.J., December 1, 1863; attended the Jersey City public schools and New York University, New York City; studied law; engaged in banking and in the general contracting business; president and chairman of the board of directors of the First National Bank of Jersey City; comptroller of the treasury of New Jersey 1911-1917; member, State senate 1918-1920; Governor of New Jersey 1920-1923; elected as a Democrat to the United States Senate and served from March 4, 1923, to March 3, 1929; unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1928; died in Jersey City, N.J., January 26, 1931; interment in New York Bay Cemetery.

Bibliography

Stickle, Warren E., III. “Edward I. Edwards and the Urban Coalition of 1919.” New Jersey History 90 (Summer 1972): 83-96.

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

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