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Albert Gallatin Edwards

Birthdate: (79)
Birthplace: KY
Death: April 19, 1892 (79)
Place of Burial: St. Louis, Missouri
Immediate Family:

Son of Ninian Edwards, Gov'r, Terr. Gov'r, US Senator and Elvira Edwards
Husband of Mary Ewing Edwards and Louisa Edwards
Father of Benjamin Franklin Edwards; Albert Ninian Edwards and George Lane Edwards
Brother of Julia Catherine Cook; Ninian Wirt Edwards and Benjamin Stephenson Edwards

Occupation: Assistant Secretary of the U.S. Treasury
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About Albert Gallatin Edwards

Albert Gallatin Edwards (October 15, 1812 – April 19, 1892) was an Assistant Secretary of the U.S. Treasury under President of the United States Abraham Lincoln and founder of brokerage firm A. G. Edwards.

Edwards was born in Kentucky in 1812 and named after Secretary of the Treasury Albert Gallatin. His father was Illinois Governor and U.S. Senator, Ninian Edwards. He graduated from West Point and was stationed near St. Louis, MO. There he met Louise Cabanne, the daughter of prominent St. Louis Family, whom he married in 1835. Following his marriage, Edwards resigned from the military and entered the wholesale business.

Edwards fought for the Union during the American Civil War and was rewarded for his effort by President Lincoln who named him Assistant Secretary of the Treasury in April, 1865. Later, in 1887, at the age of 75, he founded the brokerage firm that bore his name, A. G. Edwards.

Edwards served on the City Council of the Town of Kirkwood from 1865-1869. He resigned on August 3, 1869.

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Albert Gallatin Edwards's Timeline

October 15, 1812
December 31, 1859
Age 47
St. Louis, Missouri, United States
February 24, 1867
Age 54
Kirkwood, MO, USA
September 7, 1869
Age 56
Kirkwood, St. Louis County, Missouri, United States
April 19, 1892
Age 79
St. Louis, Missouri