Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774-1949

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Edwards, John

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 of the Virginia House of Delegates 1781-1783, 1785, and 1786; delegate to the eighth 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 of the State house of representatives in 1795; served in the State senate 1796-1800; died on his plantation near Paris, Bourbon County, Ky., in 1837; interment in the family cemetery on a farm subsequently owned by Benjamin Ardery, near Paris, Ky.

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Chicago: U.S. Congress, "Edwards, John," Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774-1949 in U.S. Congress, Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774–1949 (Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1950), P.1120 Original Sources, accessed September 22, 2018, http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=DBBF34D4NLCPM5L.

MLA: U.S. Congress. "Edwards, John." Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774-1949, in U.S. Congress, Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774–1949 (Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1950), P.1120, Original Sources. 22 Sep. 2018. www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=DBBF34D4NLCPM5L.

Harvard: U.S. Congress, 'Edwards, John' in Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774-1949. cited in , U.S. Congress, Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774–1949 (Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1950), P.1120. Original Sources, retrieved 22 September 2018, from http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=DBBF34D4NLCPM5L.