Paul C. Edmunds

Paul Carrington Edmunds ( born November 1, 1836 Halifax County, Virginia; † March 12, 1899 in Houston, Virginia ) was an American politician. Between 1889 and 1895 he represented the state of Virginia in the U.S. House of Representatives.


Paul Edmunds initially received a private education and then studied until 1855 at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville. After a subsequent study of law at the College of William & Mary in Williamsburg, and his 1857 was admitted to the bar he began in Jefferson City (Missouri ) to work in this profession. Already in 1859 he returned to Virginia, where he worked on his farm in Halifax County in agriculture. During the Civil War he was a lieutenant in the army of the Confederacy. After the war, he hit as a member of the Democratic Party launched a political career. Between 1881 and 1888 he sat in the Senate of Virginia. In July 1884 he was a delegate to the Democratic National Convention in Chicago, was nominated to the Grover Cleveland as a presidential candidate.

In the congressional elections of 1888 Edmunds was in the sixth constituency of Virginia in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he became the successor of Samuel I. Hopkins on March 4, 1889. After two re- election he was able to complete in Congress until March 3, 1895 three legislative periods. Since 1891 he was chairman of the committee responsible for supervising the expenditure of the Department of Agriculture.

In 1894, Paul Edmunds gave up another Congress candidate. He died on March 12, 1899 in Houston.