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Ninian Wirt Edwards

生日 (80)
逝世 约1889年9月3日 (76-84)
Springfield, Sangamon County, IL
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Ninian Edwards, Gov'r, Terr. Gov'r, US SenatorElvira Edwards之子
Elizabeth Porter Edwards的丈夫
Julia Baker; Elizabeth Clover; Albert S EdwardsCharles Edwards之父
Julia Catherine Cook; Albert Gallatin EdwardsBenjamin Stephenson Edwards的兄弟

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About Ninian Wirt Edwards

Ninian Wirt Edwards, lawyer, born in Frankfort, Kentucky, 15 April 1809, was taken by his father, when an infant, to Kaskaskia, then the capital of Illinois territory. He was graduated at the Transylvania University, and at its law department in 1833. Before his graduation he was married to Elizabeth P. Todd, a sister of Mrs. Abraham Lincoln. Mr. Edwards began the practice of law in 1833, and in 1834 was appointed attorney general of Illinois, but resigned in 1835, and removed to Springfield. In 1836 he was elected to the legislature, and with Abraham Lincoln and others was active in securing the removal of the capital to Springfield. Mr. Edwards remained a member of the legislature continuously till 1852. During that period he was also a member of the convention that framed the State constitution in 1848.

In 1854 he was appointed by the governor attorney before the board of commissioners whose duty it was to investigate the claims of canal contractors against the state, amounting to over $1,500,000. From 1854 till 1857 he served as superintendent of public instruction, and drafted a bill regarding free schools, which afterward became a law. In August 1861, he was appointed by President Lincoln captain commissary of subsistence, which appointment he held until 22 June 1865. In the latter year Mr. Edwards retired almost entirely from the practice of his profession. At the request of the State historical society, he prepared a volume entitled "The Life and Times of Ninian Edwards, and History of Illinois," which is considered an authority (1870).

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Ninian Wirt Edwards的年谱

1809
1809年4月15日
1830
1830年
20岁
1835
1835年2月7日
25岁
IL, USA
1837
1837年4月29日
28岁
Springfield, Sangamon, IL, USA
1840
1840年
30岁
1843
1843年1月7日
33岁
Springfield, Sangamon, IL, USA
1846
1846年7月6日
37岁
Springfield, Sangamon, IL, USA
1854
1854年3月24日
44岁
IL, USA
1889
1889年9月3日
80岁
Springfield, Sangamon County, IL