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U.S. Senator John Reid Edwards

Birthplace: Seneca, Oconee, South Carolina, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Private and Private
Widower of Elizabeth Anania Edwards
Ex-partner of Rielle Hunter
Father of Lucius Wade Edwards; Cate Edwards; Private; Private and Private
Brother of Private and Private

Occupation: attorney, former United States Senator
Managed by: Private User
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About John Edwards, U.S. Senator

Johnny Reid "John" Edwards (born June 10, 1953) is an American politician, who served as a U.S. Senator from North Carolina. He was the Democratic nominee for Vice President in 2004, and was a candidate for the Democratic presidential nomination in 2004 and 2008.

Edwards defeated incumbent Republican Lauch Faircloth in North Carolina's 1998 Senate election. Towards the end of his single six-year term, he sought the Democratic Party's nomination in the 2004 presidential election. He eventually became the 2004 Democratic candidate for vice president, the running mate of presidential nominee Senator John Kerry of Massachusetts.

Following Kerry's loss to incumbent President George W. Bush, Edwards began working full-time at the One America Committee, a political action committee he established in 2001, and was appointed director of the Center on Poverty, Work and Opportunity at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Law. He was also a consultant for Fortress Investment Group LLC.

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John Edwards, U.S. Senator's Timeline

June 10, 1953
Seneca, Oconee, South Carolina, United States
July 18, 1979
Nashville, Tennessee, USA
March 4, 1982
Raleigh, Wake County, North Carolina, United States