EDWARDS, William Posey, (1835 - 1900)


EDWARDS, William Posey, a Representative from Georgia; born near Talbotton, Talbot County, Ga., November 9, 1835; attended the common schools, and was graduated from Collinsworth Institute, Talbotton, Ga., in 1856; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1857 and commenced practice in Butler, Ga.; member of the State constitutional convention in 1857 and 1858; served during the Civil War in the Confederate Army as captain of Company F, Twenty-seventh Georgia Volunteer Infantry; subsequently promoted to colonel of the regiment; upon the readmission of Georgia to representation was elected as a Republican to the Fortieth Congress and served from July 25, 1868, to March 3, 1869; presented credentials as a Member-elect to the Forty-first Congress, but was not permitted to qualify; resumed the practice of his profession at Butler, Ga., and died there June 28, 1900; interment in the Methodist Cemetery.