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John Wiley Edmands
Birth: Mar. 1, 1809
Boston
Suffolk County
Massachusetts, USA
Death: Jan. 31, 1877
Newton
Middlesex County
Massachusetts, USA

US Congressman. Elected as a Whig to represent Massachusetts' 3rd District in the Thirty-third Congress, he served from 1853 to 1855. The Boston-born Edmands had a high school education and spent most of his adult life in the wool industry, eventually becoming treasurer of the Pacific Mills Co. in Lawrence, Massachusetts. He also owned a farm and other real estate in Newton, where he made his home. Edmands' tenure on Capitol Hill saw the fatal rupture of the Whig Party over the Kansas-Nebraska Act (1854), with its provisions for the expansion of slavery; whether for this reason or a desire to return to his business affairs, he refused to seek reelection. In 1868 he was a presidential elector on the Republican ticket but made no further bids for political office. (bio by: Bobb Edwards) 
 
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 Spouse:
  Rebecca Cushing Edmands (____ - 1854)*
 
 Children:
  Amos Lawrence Edmands (1838 - 1909)*
  Wiley S. Edmands (1848 - 1915)*
  Farwell James Edmands (1851 - 1884)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Mount Auburn Cemetery
Cambridge
Middlesex County
Massachusetts, USA
 
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Record added: May 27, 2003
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