John Edwards

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John Edwards
United States Senator
from North Carolina
In office
January 6 1999 – January 3 2005
Preceded by Lauch Faircloth
Succeeded by Richard Burr
Personal details
Born =June 10, 1953 (1953-06-10) (age 61)
Seneca, South Carolina
Nationality American
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) Elizabeth Edwards (m. 1977–2010) «start: (1977)–end+1: (2011)»"Marriage: Elizabeth Edwards to John Edwards" Location: (linkback:// (her death)
Alma mater North Carolina State University
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Profession Attorney, politician
Religion United Methodist

Johnny Reid "John" Edwards[1] (born June 10, 1953) is an American politician. He served one term as U.S. Senator from North Carolina. Prior to his service in the Senate, he was a lawyer who argued several big cases involving doctors and businesses. He ran for President of the United States twice, in 2004 and 2008, but was defeated by John Kerry and Barack Obama in the Primaries. He was also chosen to be the Democratic candidate for Vice-President in 2004, but was defeated by Dick Cheney. In 2008, he admitted to having an affair while his wife was dying. He has written several books.

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