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Student Episcopal Academy, Philadelphia, 1896-1903. Bachelor of Science, United States Naval Academy, 1907.
Born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Edwards was appointed to the United States Naval Academy in 1903. During World War I, he served as engineer officer on board USS Kentucky (BB-6), then as gunnery officer on board USS Kansas (BB-21) and USS Arkansas (BB-33). His commands included USS Wood (DD-317).
Submarine Squadron 6. Submarine Base, New London, Connecticut. USS Colorado (BB-45).
Submarines, Patrol Force. And Submarines, Atlantic Fleet. He subsequently served as Vice Chief of Naval Operations, Commander, Western Sea Frontier, and Commander, Pacific Reserve Fleet.
He died at the Naval Hospital, Oakland, California, 2 June 1956. The Forrest Sherman-class destroyer USS Richard S. Edwards (DD-950) was named for him.
Clubs: Army and Navy, Chevy Chase (Washington).
Married Hallie Ninan Snyder, August 11, 1914.