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William Jackson (Jack) EDWARDS

(1928- )

EDWARDS, William Jackson (Jack), (great, great grandson of William F. Aldrich), a Representative from Alabama; born in Birmingham, Jefferson County, Ala., September 20, 1928; graduated from Shades Cahaba, Homewood, Ala., 1946; attended the United States Naval School (academy and college preparatory) in 1947 and 1948; B.S., University of Alabama, University, Ala., 1952; LL.B., University of Alabama, University, Ala., 1954; United States Marine Corps, 1946-1948 and 1950-1951; admitted to the bar in 1954; lawyer, private practice; instructor in business law, 1954; member of Transportation Advisory Committee to Mobile City Planning Commission, 1960-1963; delegate, Alabama Republican state convention, 1970; elected as a Republican to the Eighty-ninth and to the nine succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1965-January 3, 1985); not a candidate for reelection to the Ninety-ninth Congress in 1984; resumed the practice of law; nominated by President Reagan to Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority, 1987; is a resident of Point Clear, Ala.

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

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