Samuel Edwards

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Samuel Edwards
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 4th district
In office
March 4, 1823 – March 3, 1827
Preceded by James S. Mitchell
Succeeded by See below
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 1st district
In office
March 4, 1819 – March 3, 1823
Preceded by See below
Succeeded by Samuel Breck
Personal details
Born (1785-03-12)March 12, 1785
Chester Township, Pennsylvania
Died November 21, 1850(1850-11-21) (aged 65)
Chester, Pennsylvania
Political party Federalist
Jacksonian Federalist

Samuel "Faith" Edwards (March 12, 1785 – November 21, 1850) was a member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Pennsylvania.


Samuel Edwards was born in Chester Township, Pennsylvania. He studied law, was admitted to the bar in 1806 and commenced practice in Chester. He served in the War of 1812, and was a member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives from 1814 to 1816.

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.


United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
John Sergeant
Joseph Hopkinson
William Anderson
Adam Seybert
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 1st congressional district


1819–1823 alongside: Joseph Hemphill and John Sergeant
1819–1821, 1822–1823 alongside: Thomas Forrest
1821–1822 alongside: William Milnor

Succeeded by
Samuel Breck
Preceded by
James S. Mitchell
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 4th congressional district


1823–1827 alongside: James Buchanan
1823–1825 alongside: Isaac Wayne
1825–1827 alongside: Charles Miner

Succeeded by
James Buchanan
Samuel Anderson
Charles Miner