College of Law Class of 1929




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Adolph Monroe Edwards, Jr., L.L.B.

Walton, Kentucky

Pi Kappa Alpha, Freshman Football, Freshman Track, Varsity Football, Mystic 13, R.O.T.C.: Second Lieutenant O.R.C., Henry Clay Law Society

-The Kentuckian, 1929

Adolph Monroe Edwards, Jr. (October 12, 1905 - October 17, 1987) was born in Walton, Kentucky to Adolph Monroe Edwards, Sr. and Anna Neumeister. Edwards practiced law in Cynthiana, Kentucky between 1929 and 1933. He served as a captain in the Army between 1933 and 1937. Edwards returned to law practice in 1937 and spent six years with the Pineville firm of Davis & Edwards. Edwards then transitioned to federal service. He served as chief counsel of the Office of Territories in the early 1950s. Between 1954 and 1960, he was an attorney for the Department of the Interior and was the chief legal officer for the National Park Service, the Fish and Wildlife Service, and the Office of Territories. He served as the Department of the Interior's representative on congressional committees regarding potential statehood for Alaska and Hawaii. Edwards was appointed Secretary of Guam by President Eisenhower in 1960. He served one year in that capacity. Edwards married Edna Engelbrecht in 1934.