EDWARDS, Caldwell, (1841 - 1922)


"Around the Capital" (detail), engraving, Thomas Fleming, 1902, Collection of U.S. House of Representatives

EDWARDS, Caldwell, a Representative from Montana; born in Sag Harbor, Suffolk County, N.Y., January 8, 1841; was educated in the district schools; salesman and bookkeeper in dry-goods stores for several years; moved to Bozeman, Territory of Montana, in 1864 and became engaged in agricultural pursuits; member of the State house of representatives 1901-1905; elected as a Populist to the Fifty-seventh Congress (March 4, 1901-March 3, 1903); was not a candidate for renomination in 1902; at the expiration of his term returned to his ranch in Montana; died in Sag Harbor, N.Y., July 23, 1922; interment in Oakland Cemetery.