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Ninian Edwards
Birth: Mar. 17, 1775
Montgomery County
Maryland, USA
Death: Jul. 20, 1833
St. Clair County
Illinois, USA

U.S. Senator, Illinois Governor. He graduated from Dickinson College in 1792, studied law, was admitted to the bar and was a founding political figure of the State of Illinois. He was a member of the Illinois State House of Representatives, (1796-97), judge of the general court of Kentucky in 1803, judge of the circuit court in 1804, judge of the court of appeals 1806, chief justice of the Illinois State, in 1808 and Governor of the Territory of Illinois, (1809-18). Upon the admission of Illinois as a State into the Union, he was elected as a Democratic Republican to the United States Senate, serving (1818-24), when he resigned being appointed Minister to Mexico, in 1824. In 1826, he was elected as a Democratic-Republican the 3rd Governor of Illinois, serving until 1831. After leaving office, he retired from public service and was in mercantile pursuits until his death from a disease at age 58. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
Family links: 
  Benjamin Edwards (1753 - 1829)
  Margaret Beall Edwards (1754 - 1826)
  Elvira Lane Edwards (____ - 1839)*
  Julia Catherine Edwards Cook (____ - 1830)*
  Ninian Wirt Edwards (1809 - 1889)*
  Albert Gallatin Edwards (1812 - 1892)*
  Benjamin Stevenson Edwards (1818 - 1886)*
  Cyrus Edwards (____ - 1877)*
  Ninian Edwards (1775 - 1833)
  Benjamin Franklin Edwards (1797 - 1877)*
*Calculated relationship
Oak Ridge Cemetery
Sangamon County
Illinois, USA
Plot: Block 10, 107
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Record added: Jan 29, 2001
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Ninian Edwards
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