Don Edwards

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Don Edwards
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Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from California's 16th district
In office
January 3, 1993 – January 3, 1995
Preceded byLeon Panetta
Succeeded byZoe Lofgren
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from California's 10th district
In office
January 3, 1975 – January 3, 1993
Preceded byCharles S. Gubser
Succeeded byWilliam P. Baker
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from California's 9th district
In office
January 3, 1963 – January 3, 1975
Preceded byJ. Arthur Younger
Succeeded byPete Stark
Personal details
Born
William Donlon Edwards

(1915-01-06)January 6, 1915
San Jose, California
DiedOctober 1, 2015(2015-10-01) (aged 100)
Carmel, California
Political partyDemocratic
Spouse(s)Edith Wilkie Edwards
(1981–2011; her death)
Alma materStanford University
Stanford Law School
Military service
Allegiance United States
Branch/serviceUnited States Navy
Battles/warsWorld War II

William Donlon "Don" Edwards (January 6, 1915 – October 1, 2015) was an American politician of the Democratic Party. He was a member of the United States House of Representatives from California.

Edwards studied at Stanford University. He was an FBI agent from 1940-1941. He then fought in World War II.

The Don Edwards San Francisco Bay National Wildlife Refuge is named after him.

Edwards turned 100 in January 2015.[1] He died later that year on October 1, 2015 in Carmel, California.[2]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Herhold: Ex-U.S. Rep. Don Edwards turns 100". 6 January 2015.
  2. "Former Rep. Don Edwards: 1915-2015". 2 October 2015.

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