Samuel Edwards Edit Profile
He studied law, was admitted to the bar in 1806 and commenced practice in Chester.
Edwards was elected as Federalist to the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Congresses, elected as a Jackson Federalist to the Eighteenth Congress, and reelected as a Jacksonian to the Nineteenth Congress. He served as chairman of the United States House Committee on Expenditures in the Department of Navy during the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Congresses. He resumed the practice of his profession in Chester and served as inspector of customs from 1838 to 1842.
He died in Chester in 1850. Interment in Chester Rural Cemetery.
He served in the War of 1812, and was a member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives from 1814 to 1816.