Collection of the U.S. House of Representatives
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EDMUNDS, Paul Carrington (1836-1899)

EDMUNDS, PAUL CARRINGTON, a Representative from Virginia; born at ``Springwood,'' the country estate, near Halifax Court House, Halifax County, Va., November 1, 1836; studied under a private teacher; was graduated from the University of Virginia at Charlottesville in 1855, and from the law department of the College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, Va., in 1857; was admitted to the bar the same year and commenced practice in Jefferson City, Mo.; returned to Virginia in 1859 and engaged in agricultural pursuits on his farm in Halifax County; served as first lieutenant, Company A, Montague's battalion, in the Confederate Army during the Civil War; member of the Virginia State senate 1881-1888; delegate to the Democratic National Convention in 1884; elected as a Democrat to the Fifty-first, Fifty-second, and Fifty-third Congresses (March 4, 1889-March 3, 1895); chairman, Committee on Expenditures in the Department of Agriculture (Fifty-second and Fifty-third Congresses); declined to be a candidate for renomination in 1894; died in Houston, Halifax County, Va., March 12, 1899; interment in St. John's Churchyard, Halifax, Va.

The Library of Virginia
Archives
Richmond, VA
Microfilm: 1859, 1 reel.
A proper name and subject index covering more than 40 newspaper titles primarily published in Petersburg, Va., 1797-1877. Subjects include Paul C. Edmunds.

Microfilm: 1884, 1 reel.
The Confederate Rosters are now part of the Virginia Dept. of Military Affairs record group (RG# 46). Individuals listed include Paul Edmunds.