John Cummins Edwards

John Cummins Edwards ( * June 24, 1806 in Frankfort, Kentucky; † September 17, 1888 in Stockton, California ) was an American politician (Democratic Party) and from 1844 to 1848, the ninth Governor of Missouri. This state he represented also in the U.S. House of Representatives.

Early years

John Edwards attended elementary schools in his hometown and then the Black 's College. After studying law he was admitted in 1825 as a lawyer. Thereafter, he practiced his new profession initially from in Murfreesboro, Tennessee and later in Jefferson City (Missouri ).

Political career

Between 1830 and 1835, and again in 1837 Edwards Secretary of State was in Missouri. In 1836 he sat as a deputy in the State Parliament. Between 1837 and 1839 he served as judge of the Supreme Court of Missouri. Between 1841 and 1843 represented his state in the Edwards U.S. House of Representatives in Washington. On August 5, 1844, he was elected governor of his state, where he prevailed with 54.1 percent of the vote against the Whig candidate Charles H. Allen.

Edwards took up his new post on 20 November 1844. During his tenure, the first telegraphic connections were made in Missouri. In addition, 19 other counties arose; Furthermore, a border dispute with the neighboring state of Iowa was settled. In Edwards ' term of office and the Mexican -American War, which includes Missouri had to make a contribution falls.

Further CV

After the end of his term of office on November 20, 1848 draw Edwards decided to California. In 1849 he left for Stockton. There he worked as a lawyer. In 1851 he became mayor of his new hometown. In the following years he was also involved in cattle breeding, trade and in the real estate industry. John Edwards died in 1888 in Stockton. Since 1854 he was married to Emma Richard.