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Walter E. Edge
Walter Evans Edge (November 20, 1873–October 29, 1956) was an American politician. A Republican, he served as a U.S. Senator representing New Jersey from 1919 to 1929 and was twice the Governor of New Jersey, from 1917 to 1919 and again from 1944 to 1947.
Born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Edge moved with his parents to Pleasantville, New Jersey in 1877. After attending public schools, Walter Edge was employed in a printing office in Atlantic City, New Jersey from 1890 to 1894. From 1897 until 1899 he served as journal clerk of the state senate, and resigned from that positioned to be commissioned a second lieutenant in the Spanish-American War. Upon returning from war service, Edge was appointed secretary of the state senate (1901 to 1904).
Walter Edge was first elected to the state Assembly in 1910, serving only one year before being elected to the state senate (1911 to 1916), becoming the senate president in 1915. Edge served as Governor of New Jersey from 1917 to 1919, resigning his position to represent New Jersey in the United States Senate (1919 to 1929).
|Predecessor||Governors of New Jersey||Successor|
James F. Fielder
William N. Runyon
(an Acting Governor)
Alfred E. Driscoll
(the first Governor under
the 1947 constitution)
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