EDWARDS, William Donlon (Don)

EDWARDS, William Donlon (Don)
Collection of the U.S. House of Representatives
1915–2015

Biography

EDWARDS, William Donlon (Don), a Representative from California; born in San Jose, Santa Clara County, Calif., January 6, 1915; attended the public schools of San Jose; B.A., Stanford University, 1936; attended Stanford University Law School and was admitted to the bar in 1940; special agent, Federal Bureau of Investigation, 1940-1941; United States Navy as naval intelligence and gunnery officer, 1942-1945; president, Valley Title Co., of Santa Clara County, 1951-1975; delegate, Democratic National Conventions, 1964 and 1968; elected as a Democrat to the Eighty-eighth and to the fifteen succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1963-January 3, 1995); one of the managers appointed by the House of Representatives in 1988 to conduct the impeachment proceedings against Alcee Lamar Hastings, judge of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida; one of the managers appointed by the House of Representatives in 1989 to conduct the impeachment proceedings against Walter L. Nixon, judge of the United States District Court for the District Court of Mississippi; not a candidate for reelection to the One Hundred Fourth Congress; died on October 1, 2015, in San Jose, Calif.

View Record in the Biographical Directory of the U.S. Congress

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External Research Collections

San Jose State University Library
Special Collections and Archives

San Jose, CA
Papers: 1963-1994, 121 linear feet. The Don Edwards papers include biographical material, speeches, committee files, hearings and reports, press releases, newspaper clippings, photographs, slides, office files, correspondence and memorabilia. The collection consists of five series: Series I: Personal; Series II: Legislative Files; Series III: Public Relations/Press Files; Series IV: Office Files; Series V: Constituent Files. A finding aid is available in the repository and online..
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Bibliography / Further Reading

Ralph Nader Congress Project. Citizens Look at Congress: Don Edwards, Democratic Representative from California. Washington, D. C.: Grossman Publishers, 1972.

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