CROSS, Edward

1798–1887

Biography

CROSS, Edward, a Representative from Arkansas; born in Hawkins City, Tenn., November 11, 1798; attended the public schools; studied law; was admitted to the bar and practiced; moved to Arkansas in 1826; appointed May 26, 1830, United States judge for the Territory of Arkansas; served as United States surveyor general for Arkansas from April 30, 1836, until September 1, 1838; elected as a Democrat to the Twenty-sixth, Twenty-seventh, and Twenty-eighth Congresses (March 4, 1839-March 3, 1845); chairman, Committee on Private Land Claims (Twenty-eighth Congress); was not a candidate for renomination; judge of the State supreme court from July 1845 to 1855; president of the Cairo & Fulton (later the St. Louis, Iron Mountain & Southern) Railway 1855-1862; appointed attorney general of Arkansas in 1874; died at his country residence, "Marlbrook," near Washington, Hempstead County, Ark., April 6, 1887; interment on his estate.

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

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External Research Collections

University of Arkansas
Special Collections Department

Fayetteville, AR
Papers: 1831-1857, 0.5 linear foot. Incoming correspondence of Edward Cross relating to political and personal matters and essays by his daughter, Nannie E. Cross. A finding aid in repository.
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Bibliography / Further Reading

Cross, Edw. (Edward). Circular address to the people of Arkansas. Washington: Printed at the Index Office, 1842.

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