William Jackson “Jack” Edwards

William Jackson “Jack” Edwards

Birth
Birmingham, Jefferson County, Alabama, USA
Death 27 Sep 2019 (aged 91)
Burial Burial Details Unknown
Memorial ID 203344254 · View Source
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US Congressman. He served in the United States House of Representatives from the 1st District of Alabama from January 3, 1965 to January 3, 1985. He attended both the United States Naval School and the University of Alabama where he earned both his B.S. and LL.B. degrees. He also served in the United States Marine Corps during the Korean War. In 1954, he was admitted to the bar and began a private law practice. From 1960 to 1963, he served on the Transportation Advisory Committee to Mobile City Planning Commission. In 1964, he ran, as a Republican, for the 1st District seat in Alabama that had been vacant since 1962. He was successful in the November general election and went on to serve twenty years in the Congress before deciding to not seek re-election in 1984. During his Congressional tenure, he was said to be President Ronald Reagan's point man to improve national defense, and led the efforts to establish both the Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge and the Weeks Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve. After leaving Congress, he was co-chairman of the 1988 Base Realignment and Closure Commission. He also resumed his law practice,

Bio by: Mr. Badger Hawkeye


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  • Originally Created by: Mr. Badger Hawkeye
  • Added: 27 Sep 2019
  • Find A Grave Memorial 203344254
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