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Walter E. Edge Seated, left, at a session of the Senate's Committee on Elections, 1921. Courtesy of the Library of Congress (LC-USZ62-104398).


Edge, Walter Evans (20 November 1873–29 October 1956), New Jersey businessman and political leader, was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the son of William Edge, a railroad manager, and Mary Elizabeth Evans. In 1877 his family moved to Pleasantville, New Jersey, and in 1887 he took a job as a printer’s devil for the ...


Roberts, Oran Milo (09 July 1815–19 May 1898), secessionist, governor of Texas, and jurist, was born in Laurens District, South Carolina, the son of Oba Roberts and Margaret Ewing, slaveowning farmers. At the age of three, Roberts moved with his family to St. Clair County, Alabama. He graduated from the University of Alabama in 1836 and was admitted to the bar in 1837. The same year he married Frances Edwards; six of their seven children survived infancy. The young lawyer initially practiced in Talledega, then in Ashville, Alabama. Partial to the doctrines of ...