Jack Edwards is a member of the law firm of Hand Arendall, L.L.C., in Mobile, Ala. After twenty years in the U.S. House of Representatives he voluntarily retired in 1985 to return to the practice of law.
Mr. Edwards had a unique and distinguished career in public life. He served under five Presidents from Lyndon Johnson through Ronald Reagan's first term; and as a Republican leader in the House of Representatives, he met with Presidents Nixon, Ford, Carter and Reagan on a weekly basis.
While in Congress he was on the Appropriations Committee where he served for many years on the Transportation Subcommittee. He was best known, however, as an expert on National Defense, having been the senior Republican for ten years on the Defense Subcommittee of the Appropriations Committee. He also served on the House Banking Committee.more » « less