|Fifth Mayor of Cambridge, Massachusetts|
April 1854 – January 1855
|Preceded by||James D. Green|
|Succeeded by||Zebina L. Raymond|
|Born||September 7, 1796|
|Died||February 5, 1870|
Edwards was born in Boston, Massachusetts to Abraham and Martha Edwards on September 7, 1796.
Edwards prepared for college under the tutorship of Charles Folsom. After studying under Folsom, Edwards entered Harvard. Edwards graduated from Harvard in 1819. After his graduation from Harvard, Edwards went on to study law with Judge Fay.
Edwards was admitted to the Massachusetts Bar in Middlesex County, in September 1822. Edwards began his practice of law in Brighton, Massachusetts, which was in Middlesex County at the time.
In 1832 Edwards moved to Cambridge.
Edwards died in Cambridge on February 5, 1870.
- Davis, William Thomas (1895), Bench and Bar of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Volume I., Boston, MA: The Boston History Company, p. 338.
- Palmer, Joseph (1872), The Necrology of Alumni of Harvard College, 1869-1872, Boston, MA: Harvard Alumni Association. Printed by JOHN WILSON AND SON, p. 49.
- Gilman, Arthur (1896), The Cambridge of Eighteen Hundred and Ninety-Six: A Picture of the City and its Industries Fifty Years After Its Incorporation, Verona, VA: McClure Printing Co., p. 63. ASIN: B000NRCE04
James D. Green
| Mayor of Cambridge, Massachusetts
April 1854 - January 1855
Zebina L. Raymond