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  Edwards, Ninian
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AffiliationNational Republican  
 
NameNinian Edwards
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Belleville, Illinois , United States
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Born March 17, 1775
DiedJuly 20, 1833 (58 years)
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Jul 29, 2015 07:57pm
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Info (son of Benjamin Edwards), a Senator from Illinois; born at �Mount Pleasant,� Montgomery County, Md., March 17, 1775; attended private schools; was graduated from Dickinson College, Carlisle, Pa., in 1792; studied law; moved to Bardstown, Ky., in 1795; member, State house of representatives 1796-1797; was admitted to the bar in 1798 and commenced practice in Russellville, Ky.; judge of the general court of Kentucky 1803; judge of the circuit court 1804; judge of the court of appeals 1806; chief justice of the State 1808; Governor of the Territory of Illinois 1809-1818; upon the admission of Illinois as a State into the Union was elected as a Republican to the United States Senate and served from December 3, 1818, to March 4, 1824, when he resigned; appointed Minister to Mexico in 1824, but while en route was recalled to testify before a select committee of the House of Representatives appointed to investigate charges made by him against William H. Crawford, Secretary of the Treasury; resumed the practice of law; interested in saw and grist mills and engaged in mercantile pursuits; Governor of Illinois 1826-1831; died in Belleville, Ill., on July 20, 1833; interment in that city; reinterment in 1855 in Oak Ridge Cemetery, Springfield, Ill.


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Son Ninian Wirt Edwards 1809-1899
Father Benjamin Edwards 1753-1829

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  08/06/1832 IL District 1 Lost 26.34% (-4.97%)
  08/07/1826 IL Governor Won 49.47% (+3.51%)
  11/22/1824 IL US Senate Appointment Lost 37.25% (-23.53%)
  03/04/1824 US Ambassador to Mexico Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  11/03/1818 IL US Senate Won 40.00% (+18.75%)
  04/24/1809 IL Territorial Governor Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
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