John Reid Edwards's Biography


Full Name: John Reid Edwards
Gender: Male
Family: Wife: Elizabeth; 4 Children: Cate, Emma Claire, Jack, Wade (deceased)
Birth Date: 06/10/1953
Birth Place: Seneca, SC
Home City: Raleigh, NC
Religion: Methodist
  • Current Car:

    Ford Escape Hybrid, Chyrsler Pacifica Midsize Sports Utility Vehicle, 1994 General Motor Company Truck

  • Date of Wedding Anniversary:


  • Father's Name:


  • Father's Occupation:

    Textile Worker

  • Favorite Book:

    The Trial of Socrates, I.F. Stone
    Into Thin Air, Jon Krakauer
    The Working Poor, David Shipler

  • Favorite Food:

    Mother's pecan pie

  • Favorite Movie:

    The Shawshank Redemption

  • Favorite Musician:

    Bruce Springsteen

  • Favorite President and Why:

    Harry S. Truman. He was plain-spoken, and a champion for regular people.

  • Favorite Websites:,,,,

  • First Car:

    Plymouth Duster

  • First Job:

    Soda jerk, Tar Heel Drug Company, Robbins, North Carolina

  • Hobbies or Special Talents:

    Basketball, running

  • Mother's Name:


  • Mother's Occupation:

    Post Office Worker/Owner, Antique Refurnishing Business

  • Personal Hero and Why:

    Terry Sanford, Elizabeth Edwards

  • Pets (include names):

    Golden Retriever and Chocolate Labrador

  • Publications:

    Home: the Blueprints of our Lives (editor; 2006)
    Our Plan for America: Stronger at Home, Respected in the World (with John Kerry; 2004)
    Four Trials (2003)


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