Weldon Nathaniel Edwards

Weldon Nathaniel Edwards ( born January 25, 1788 in Gaston, Northampton County, North Carolina, † December 18, 1873 in Warrenton, North Carolina ) was an American politician. Between 1816 and 1827 he represented the state of North Carolina in the U.S. House of Representatives.


Weldon Edwards attended Warrenton Academy. After a subsequent law degree in 1810 and its recent approval as a lawyer, he started in Warrenton to work in this profession. At the same time he proposed as a member of the Democratic-Republican Party launched a political career. In the years 1814 and 1815 he was a member of the House of Representatives from North Carolina.

Following the resignation of Congressman Nathaniel Macon Edwards was at the due election for the sixth seat of North Carolina as his successor in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he took up his new mandate on February 7, 1816. After five elections he could remain until March 3, 1827 Congress. The mid- 1820s, Edwards joined the movement to the future President Andrew Jackson. From 1823 to 1825 he was chairman of the Committee to control expenditure of the Treasury; 1825 to 1827 he headed the Committee for the control of public expenditure.

1826 Edwards waived on a bid again. He returned to North Carolina, where he ran a plantation. Between 1833 and 1844 he was a member of the Senate of North Carolina. In 1835 he was a delegate at a meeting to revise the State Constitution. In 1850 he was elected again in the state Senate, which he became president. In 1861, Weldon Edwards was chairman of the Assembly, which decided to exit the State of North Carolina from the Union. After that, he is no longer politically have appeared. He died on 18 December 1873 in Warrenton.