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Mickey Edwards Edit Profile

also known as Marvin Henry Edwards

Congressman , think-tank executive

Mickey Edwards, American think-tank executive, former congressman. Recipient 3 Freedom Foundation medals; named one of Outstanding Young Men American, 1973. Chairman Republican Research Committee; Member Masons (32 degree), Kiwanis, Sigma Delta Chi, Phi Delta Phi.


Edwards, Mickey was born on July 12, 1937 in Cleveland, OH. Son of Edward A. and Rosalie (Miller) Edwards.


Bachelor in Journalism, Oklahoma University, 1958. Juris Doctor, Oklahoma City University, 1969.


Editor Muskogee (Oklahoma) Daily Phoenix, 1958-1959. Reporter, editor Oklahoma City Times, 1959-1963. Director public relations Beals Advertising Agency, Oklahoma City, 1964-1968.

Editor Private Practice magazine, 1968-1973. Special legislation consultant Republican Steering Committee, Washington, 1973-1974. Instructor law & journalism Oklahoma City University, 1975-1976.

Member United States Congress from 5th Oklahoma District, 1977—1993, education & labor committee, budget & appropriations committee, administration committee. John Quincy Adams Lecturer in Legislation Politics John F. Kennedy School Government, Harvard University, 1993—2004. Vice president The Aspen Institute, since 2005, director Aspen Institute-Rodel Fellowships in Public Leadership, since 2005.

Lecturer public & international affairs Woodrow Wilson School Public & International Affairs, Princeton University, since 2006. Chairman House Republican Policy Committee, 1988-1993. Member Task Forces on Health, Economic growth, Congressional Reform & Control America.

Organizer, supervisor congressional advisory committee to Reagan presidential campaign. Member Princeton Project on National Security.


Chairman Republican Research Committee. Member Masons (32 degree), Kiwanis, Sigma Delta Chi, Phi Delta Phi.


Married Elizabeth A. Sherman. 3 children.

Edward A. Edwards

Rosalie (Miller) Edwards

Elizabeth A. Sherman