|Member of the U.S. House of Representatives|
from Pennsylvania's 4th district
March 4, 1839 – March 3, 1843
|Preceded by||See below|
|Succeeded by||Charles Jared Ingersoll|
Ivy Mills, Pennsylvania
|Died||June 26, 1843 (aged 56–57)|
Glen Mills, Pennsylvania
John Edwards (granduncle of John E. Leonard) was born in Glen Mills, Pennsylvania. He studied law, was admitted to the bar in 1807 and commenced practice in Chester, Pennsylvania. He was deputy attorney general for Delaware County, Pennsylvania, in 1811. He moved to West Chester, Pennsylvania, in 1825 and shortly thereafter engaged in the manufacture of iron and later of nails near Glen Mills, Pennsylvania.
Edwards was elected as an Anti-Masonic candidate to the Twenty-sixth Congress and reelected as a Whig to the Twenty-seventh Congress. After his time in congress, he resumed his former manufacturing pursuits, and died on his estate near Glen Mills in 1843. Interment in the Friends’ (Hicksite) Cemetery of the Middletown Friends Meetinghouse in Middletown Township, Delaware County, Pennsylvania.
- "John Edwards". www.findagrave.com. Retrieved August 7, 2020.
- United States Congress. "John Edwards (id: E000074)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
- The Political Graveyard