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 John Wiley Edmands

John Wiley Edmands

Birth
Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, USA
Death 31 Jan 1877 (aged 67)
Newton, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, USA
Burial Cambridge, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, USA
Memorial ID 7500263 · View Source
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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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  • Find A Grave Memorial 7500263
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for John Wiley Edmands (1 Mar 1809–31 Jan 1877), Find A Grave Memorial no. 7500263, citing Mount Auburn Cemetery, Cambridge, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .