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John EDWARDS

(1748-1837)
Senate Years of Service:
1792-1795
Party:
Anti-Administration

EDWARDS, John, a Senator from Kentucky; born in Stafford County, Va., in 1748; attended the common schools; moved to Fayette County, Ky. (then a part of Virginia), in 1780; member, Virginia house of delegates 1781-1783, 1785, 1786; delegate to the convention called to define the limits of the proposed State of Kentucky 1785-1788; member of the convention of 1792 that framed the State constitution of Kentucky; upon the admission of Kentucky as a State into the Union was elected to the United States Senate and served from June 18, 1792, to March 3, 1795; member, State house of representatives 1795; member, State senate 1796-1800; died on his plantation near Paris, Bourbon County, Ky., in 1837; interment in the family cemetery near Paris, Ky.

Bibliography

Dictionary of American Biography; Strother, Henry. “Hon. John Edwards and John Edwards, Gentleman: First Two John Edwardses in Boulder Co., Ky.” Register of the Kentucky State Historical Society 17 (January 1919): 49-52.

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

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