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Thomas O. Edwards

Thomas Owen Edwards (March 29, 1810 – February 5, 1876) was a U.S. Representative from Ohio.

Thomas Owen Edwards
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Ohio's 9th district
In office
March 4, 1847 – March 3, 1849
Preceded byAugustus L. Perrill
Succeeded byEdson B. Olds
Personal details
Born(1810-03-29)March 29, 1810
Williamsburg, Indiana Territory
DiedFebruary 5, 1876(1876-02-05) (aged 65)
Wheeling, West Virginia
Resting placeMount Wood Cemetery
Political partyWhig
Military service
AllegianceUnited States
Branch/serviceUnion Army
Unit3rd Iowa Infantry

Born in Williamsburg, Indiana, Edwards completed preparatory studies. He studied medicine at the University of Maryland, Baltimore. He moved to Lancaster, Ohio, in 1836 and engaged in the practice of medicine.

Edwards was elected as a Whig to the Thirtieth Congress (March 4, 1847 – March 3, 1849). He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1848 to the Thirty-first Congress. He attended former President John Quincy Adams, who was then a Congressman, when he suffered a fatal stroke in the Hall of the House of Representatives. He served as inspector of marine hospitals. He moved to Cincinnati, Ohio, and engaged in the drug business. He served as member and president of the city council. Professor in the Ohio Medical College, Cincinnati, Ohio. He moved to Madison, Wisconsin, and thence to Dubuque, Iowa. During the Civil War served as surgeon in the Third Regiment, Iowa Volunteer Infantry. He returned to Lancaster, Ohio, about 1870 and resumed the practice of medicine. He moved to Wheeling, West Virginia, in 1875 and continued the practice of his profession. He died in Wheeling, West Virginia, February 5, 1876. He was interred in Mount Wood Cemetery.


  • United States Congress. "Thomas O. Edwards (id: E000082)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
  • Thomas O. Edwards at Find a Grave

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