EDWARDS, JOHN, a Senator from North Carolina; born in Seneca, South Carolina on June 10, 1953;
attended public schools in Robbins, North Carolina; B.A. North Carolina State University 1974; J.D.,
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill 1977; textile mill worker; attorney and partner with Edwards
& Kirby, Raleigh, N.C.; elected as a Democrat to the U.S. Senate in 1998 and served from January 3,
1999, to January 3, 2005; was not a candidate for reelection to the Senate, but was an unsuccessful
candidate for the Democratic nomination for president in 2004; was an unsuccessful candidate for Vice
President on the Democratic ticket with John F. Kerry in 2004.