William P. Edwards

Quill platform ID: p11346.

"(November 9,1835 --June 28, 1900) William Posey Edwards was a(n) lawyer, public servant, soldier, and American politician. William was born close to Talbotton, Talbot County, Georgia. He studied law and was admitted to the bar in 1857. He was a member of the state constitutional convention. He served during the Civil War in the Confederate Army of Company F, 27th Georgia Volunteer Infantry, and was promoted to colonel of the regiment. Edwards was elected as a Republican to the 40th Congress (July 25, 1868 - March 3, 1869) and did not qualify as a Member-elect to the 41st Congress. [Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress 1774 - Present', available at https://bioguideretro.congress.gov/Home/MemberDetails?memIndex=E000085]"

Member of Georgia Delegation—United States Fifteenth Amendment.

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