Walter Evans Edge

Walter Evans Edge

Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, USA
Death 29 Oct 1956 (aged 82)
New York, New York County (Manhattan), New York, USA
Burial Downingtown, Chester County, Pennsylvania, USA
Plot F 94-95 Register # 2904
Memorial ID 6860237 · View Source
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New Jersey Governor, U.S. Senator. At age seventeen he moved to New Jersey, was employed in a printing office in Atlantic City, (1890-94) and went on to be owner-publisher of the Atlantic Review newspaper. He was journal clerk of the New Jersey State Senate, (1897-99) and served as a Second Lieutenant in the U.S. Army, during the Spanish-American War. Entering politics, he was secretary of the New Jersey State Senate, (1901-04) a member of the New Jersey State House of Assembly in 1910 and a member of the New Jersey State Senate, (1911-16). In 1917, he was elected as a Republican, the 36th New Jersey Governor, serving until 1919 and then was elected as a Republican to the United States Senate, serving (1919-29). He was appointed Ambassador to France by President Herbert Hoover, serving (1929-33) and again elected Governor of New Jersey, serving (1944-47). After leaving office, he was an elder statesman of the New Jersey Republican party until his death at age 82.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith

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