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Alanson W. Edwards

Alanson W. Edwards, American journalist, consul.

Background

  • Edwards, Alanson W. was born on August 27, 1840 in in Lorain Company, Ohio, United States. Son of Milton W. and Esther (Powers) Edwards.

  • Education

    • Educated McKendree College, 1856-1859, scientific course.

    Career

    • Enlisted in 122d Illinois Infantry, 1862, as private. Served to end of war. Was with Sherman from Atlanta to the sea, and from Savannah, Georgia, to Washington, at final review.

      Became captain 1st Alabama Union Cavalry with Kilpatrick. Mustered out as captain and a. a. general with Corse at end of war, 4th div., 15th corps. Bvtd. major After war in newspaper work with Carlinville (Illinois) Democrat, and Chicago Evening Post.

      In 1878 founded Fargo (N. Dak.) Daily Argus, and became editor of that paper and its successor, the present Fargo Forum. President Forum Printing Company Was warden Illinois Penitentiary, 1870-1873. Director Dak. (territorial) Penitentiary and Chairman of the Board.

    Politics

    God calls for justice for those, who are oppressed by the powers of the day. Therefore Christians should be involved in political life.

    Party affiliation: Republican

    Religion

    The longing for holiness is not about wanting to be 'holier than thou'. It is about wanting the love of God to permeate all of our life, and for that love to be shown through our lives to other people.

    Denomination: Methodist

    Views

    The erroneous notion that one gender must strive against another cannot be accepted.

    Connections

    • Married Elizabeth Robertson, June, 1869.
    • father: Milton W. Edwards
    • mother: Esther (Powers) Edwards
    • spouse: Elizabeth Robertson
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    Born August 27, 1840
    Died 1908
    (aged 67)
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