John Edwards (New York politician)

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John Edwards (August 6, 1781 – December 28, 1850) was a one term member of the United States House of Representatives from New York.


Edwards was born in Beekmans Precinct in Dutchess County, New York on August 6, 1781. He received his education in the common schools. From 1806 to 1812, he served as the Sheriff of Montgomery County, New York and as the keeper of the Johnstown Jail.

Later Edwards moved to Ephrata in Fulton County, New York. He was elected as a Democrat to the U.S. House of Representatives in 1836 and served from 1837 to 1839. Outside politics Edwards was engaged in mercantile and manufacturing ventures. He died at Johnstown, Fulton County, New York on December 28, 1850.


U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Matthias J. Bovee
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 15th congressional district

Succeeded by
Peter Joseph Wagner

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