J. Wiley Edmands

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John Wiley Edmands
J. Wiley Edmands (Massachusetts Congressman).jpg
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Massachusetts's 3rd district
In office
March 4, 1853 – March 3, 1855
Preceded byJames H. Duncan
Succeeded byWilliam S. Damrell
Personal details
BornMarch 1, 1809
Boston, Massachusetts
DiedJanuary 31, 1877(1877-01-31) (aged 67)
Newton, Massachusetts
Political partyWhig, Republican

John Wiley Edmands (March 1, 1809 – January 31, 1877) was a member of the United States House of Representatives from Massachusetts.

Edmands was born in Boston on March 1, 1809. He completed preparatory studies, and graduated from English High School of Boston. He became interested in woolen mills in Dedham and the Pacific Mills Company in Lawrence.

Edmands was elected as a Whig to the Thirty-third Congress (March 4, 1853 – March 3, 1855). He declined to be a candidate for renomination in 1854, and returned to Pacific Mills and served as its treasurer. Edmands was a presidential elector on the Republican ticket in 1868.

He died in Newton on January 31, 1877. His interment was in Mount Auburn Cemetery in Cambridge.

External links[edit]

  • United States Congress. "J. Wiley Edmands (id: E000050)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
  • J. Wiley Edmands at Find a Grave
U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
James H. Duncan
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Massachusetts's 3rd congressional district

March 4, 1853 – March 3, 1855
Succeeded by
William S. Damrell