W.C. Edwards

William Cunningham Edwards

Full Name: William Cunningham "Will" Edwards
Date of birth: August 1, 1879
Date of death: September 13, 1957

Terms of Service top

Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 49 Jan 9, 1923 - Jan 13, 1925 38th   Democrat Denton / Denton   Denton

Terms of Service top

House District 49
Jan 9, 1923 - Jan 13, 1925
Legislatures: 38th  
Party: Democrat
Home City/County: Denton / Denton
Counties in district: Denton

Biographical Information top

Biographical Sketches

  • Biographical sketch, "Denton Publisher Seeks Lieutenant Governorship," 2/22/1924, p. 4. Hearne Democrat (Hearne, Texas).

Other Resources

  • Obituary and photo, "Funeral Held for Former Publisher," William C. Edwards, 9/15/1957, p. 3. "He served in the state legislature from 1922-24." Denton Record-Chronicle.
  • William Cunningham Edwards, birth date 8/1/1879 in Courtland, Alabama; death date 9/13/1957 in Edinburg, Hidalgo County, Texas; publisher/newspaper. FamilySearch Texas Deaths, 1890-1976.
  • Mentioned as "Round-a-bout" editor of Denton Record-Chronicle, ran for Lieutenant Governor and narrowly lost second primary to Barry Miller in 1924, p. 352. History of Denton County, From Its Beginning to 1960, 1978.
  • "Editor Edwards Will Run for Lieut. Governor," 1/15/1924, p. 1, notes Will C. Edwards currently a member of the 38th Legislature. Mexia Daily News.
  • 38th Legislature (1923) - Will C. Edwards, postoffice Denton, nativity Alabama, age 44 (born circa 1879), newspaper editor, Democrat. Texas Legislative Manual.


  • Photograph. W.C. Edwards, 38th Legislature, State Preservation Board

Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol

Committee Information top

38th R.S. - 1923
Commerce and Manufactures (Vice Chair) 
Criminal Jurisprudence  
Land Purchases of the University of Texas, Investigate  

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