Edward Sparrow

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Edward Sparrow
Confederate States Senator
from Louisiana
In office
February 18, 1862 – May 10, 1865
Preceded by Constituency established
Succeeded by Constituency abolished
Personal details
Born (1810-12-29)December 29, 1810
Dublin, United Kingdom
(now Ireland)
Died July 4, 1882(1882-07-04) (aged 71)
Franklin, Louisiana, US
Political party Democratic
Alma mater Kenyon College

Edward Sparrow (December 29, 1810 – July 4, 1882) was a prominent Confederate States of America politician.

Sparrow was born in Dublin, Ireland. He represented Louisiana in the Provisional Confederate Congress from 1861 to 1862. Sparrow was a deputy (representative) in the Provisional Confederate Congress. He was a Senator from Louisiana in both the First Confederate Congress and the Second Confederate Congress, serving from 1862 to 1865.

He was the wealthiest man in the Confederate Government. The 1860 Census cites his wealth at $1.2 million, which would be comparable to being a billionaire today.


Confederate States Senate
New constituency Confederate States Senator (Class 3) from Louisiana
Served alongside: Thomas Semmes
Constituency abolished