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Henry W. Edwards

 
Portrait of Former Speaker of the House, Henry W. Edwards (1779-1847)

Speaker of the Connecticut House of Representatives 1830

Born in 1779 at New Haven, Connecticut

Graduate of Princeton, 1797

Democrat

1819-1823 U.S. House of Representatives

1823-1827 U.S. Senate

1833-1834 & 1835-1838 Governor

Died in 1847 at New Haven, Connecticut


He was the son of Pierpont Edwards who had been instrumental in forming the Democratic Party in Connecticut. Edwards married Lydia Miller in 1801 and had seven children. He studied law in Litchfield and became a lawyer in New Haven soon thereafter.

Henry Edwards was first elected to the Connecticut House of Representatives in 1818.

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