William J. Edwards

American politician

William Jackson "Jack" Edwards (September 20, 1928 – September 27, 2019) was an American politician. He was the former U.S. Republican politician, who represented Alabama in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1965 until 1985.

William J. Edwards
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Alabama's 1st district
In office
January 3, 1965 – January 3, 1985
Preceded byFrank W. Boykin
Succeeded bySonny Callahan
Personal details
Born(1928-09-20)September 20, 1928
Birmingham, Alabama
DiedSeptember 27, 2019(2019-09-27) (aged 91)
Fairhope, Alabama
Political partyRepublican
ResidencePoint Clear, Alabama

In Congress, Edwards was known as one of the chamber's brightest conservatives, and was a strong critic of forced busing. He was also known for good constituent service. He helped originate the Gulf Coast Congressional Report, a public-service program giving a local view of Capitol politics.

Edwards died of pancreatic cancer in Fairhope, Alabama on September 27, 2019 at the age of 91.[1]


  1. Lane, Keith (September 27, 2019). "Former Alabama congressman Jack Edwards dies, aged 91". WPMI.

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