Edward Cross (politician)

Edward Cross ( born November 11, 1798 in Hawkins City, Hawkins County, Tennessee, † April 6, 1887 in Washington, Arkansas) was an American lawyer and politician. Between 1839 and 1845 he represented the first electoral district of the state of Arkansas in the U.S. House of Representatives.


After primary school, studied law Edward Cross. After qualifying as a lawyer, he began to work in his new profession. In 1826 he moved to the Arkansas Territory. There he was appointed on May 26, 1830 Federal judge for this area. Between 1836 and 1836 he directed the surveying authority of the Federal Government in the Arkansas Territory.

Politically cross member of the Democratic Party. In 1838 he was the first district was founded in 1836 the State of Arkansas in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC selected. There he entered on March 4, 1839, the successor of Archibald Yell. After two elections Cross was able to complete in Congress until March 3, 1845 three legislative periods. From 1843 to 1845 he was chairman of the committee which dealt with private land claims.

1844 renounced Cross on another candidacy. From 1845 to 1855 he was a judge on the Arkansas Supreme Court After that, he was until 1862 President of the Cairo & Fulton Railroad. In 1874 he was Attorney General of Arkansas. Edward Cross spent his evening at his estate " Marl Brook " near Washington in Arkansas. There he was also buried after his death in 1887.