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EDWARDS, Edward Irving (1863-1931)

EDWARDS, EDWARD IRVING, a Senator from New Jersey; born in Jersey City, N.J., December 1, 1863; attended the Jersey City public schools and New York University, New York City; studied law; engaged in banking and in the general contracting business; president and chairman of the board of directors of the First National Bank of Jersey City; comptroller of the treasury of New Jersey 1911-1917; member, State senate 1918-1920; Governor of New Jersey 1920-1923; elected as a Democrat to the United States Senate and served from March 4, 1923, to March 3, 1929; unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1928; died in Jersey City, N.J., January 26, 1931; interment in New York Bay Cemetery.

New Jersey Historical Society
Newark, NJ
Papers: Correspondence in William Southworth Hunt autograph collection, 1736-1943.

New Jersey State Library
Trenton, NJ
Papers: 6 feet of miscellaneous correspondence (1920-1923) in several collections.

  • Stickle, Warren E., III. "Edward I. Edwards and the Urban Coalition of 1919.'' New Jersey History 90 (Summer 1972): 83-96.