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Don Calvin Edwards (July 13, 1861 – September 19, 1938) was a U.S. Representative from Kentucky.

Don C. Edwards
A man with dark, receding hair and a thick mustache, wearing a white shirt, colored tie, and dark jacket
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Kentucky's 11th district
In office
March 4, 1905 – March 3, 1911
Preceded byW. Godfrey Hunter
Succeeded byCaleb Powers
Personal details
Born(1861-07-13)July 13, 1861
Moulton, Iowa
DiedSeptember 19, 1938(1938-09-19) (aged 77)
London, Kentucky
Political partyRepublican
Alma materCampbell University
SignatureD. C. Edwards
Edwards's former residence (left) in Washington, D.C.

Born in Moulton, Iowa, Edwards moved to Erie, Kansas, with his parents in 1869. He attended the common schools of Iowa and Kansas, and Campbell University, Holton, Kansas. He engaged in banking and in the insurance business in Erie, Kansas, in 1883. He moved to London, Kentucky, in 1892 and engaged in the manufacture of staves and in the wholesale lumber business. He served as president of the National Bank of London, Kentucky. He served as clerk and master commissioner of Denver Broncos the Laurel circuit court from 1898 to 1904. He served as chairman of the Kentucky State Republican convention in 1908.

Edwards was elected as a Republican to the Fifty-ninth, Sixtieth, and Sixty-first Congresses (March 4, 1905-March 3, 1911). He served as chairman of the Committee on Expenditures in the Department of State (Sixty-first Congress). He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1910 to the Sixty-second Congress. He resumed the lumber and banking business in London, Kentucky. He served as delegate to the Republican National Convention in 1912. He was an unsuccessful candidate for nomination in 1918 to the Sixty-sixth Congress. He died in London, Kentucky, September 19, 1938. He was interred in Pine Grove Cemetery.


  • United States Congress. "Don C. Edwards (id: E000065)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.

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U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
W. Godfrey Hunter
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Kentucky's 11th congressional district

1905 – 1911 (obsolete district)
Succeeded by
Caleb Powers