Dave Edwards (Wyoming politician)

David Richard "Dave" Edwards
Wyoming State Representative from Converse County
In office
January 1, 2001 – December 31, 2008
Succeeded byRichard Cannady[1]
Converse County Commissioner
In office
January 4, 2009 – February 1, 2012
Douglas, Wyoming, City Council member
In office
Personal details
Born(1938-01-13)January 13, 1938
Cheyenne, Wyoming, USA
DiedJanuary 5, 2013(2013-01-05) (aged 74)
Douglas, Wyoming, USA
Cause of deathStroke; Alzheimer's disease
Resting placeDouglas Park Cemetery in Douglas, Wyoming
Political partyRepublican
Spouse(s)Glenda Edwards
ChildrenScott Edwards of Burbank, California

Mac Edwards of Taylorsville, Utah
Brett Wehn of Idyllwild, California
Tiffany Edwards Hunt of Pahoa, Hawaii

Brenda Riordan of San Diego, California
ResidenceDouglas, Wyoming
Alma materNaval Postgraduate School
OccupationRetired United States Navy captain; businessman
Military service
Service/branchUnited States Navy
Battles/warsVietnam War, more than 200 combat missions

David Richard Edwards (January 13, 1938 – January 5, 2013) was an American politician and retired United States Navy officer.

Born in Cheyenne, Wyoming, Edwards graduated from the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, California.[2] He flew more than two hundred combat missions during the Vietnam War.[3]

Edwards moved to Douglas in 1993 and was soon elected to the city council there and then as a commissioner of Converse County. He served in the Wyoming House of Representatives (2001-2008) as the Representative for District 6 as a Republican.[4]

Edwards tendered his letter of resignation on January 6, 2012 to the Converse County Commission after diagnosis for Alzheimer's disease. He officially stepped down February 1. He suffered a stroke on December 26, 2012 and died ten days later, eight days short of his 75th birthday.[3][5]


  1. ^ "Legislator Information: Representative Richard L. Cannady". legisweb.state.wy.us. Retrieved January 12, 2013.
  2. ^ "HOUSE DISTRICT 6 MEMBER - Dave Edwards". Retrieved 2 January 2017.
  3. ^ a b Star-Tribune, LAURA HANCOCK Casper. "Converse County legislator David Edwards remembered". Retrieved 2 January 2017.
  4. ^ Obituary Archived 2013-01-10 at the Wayback Machine.
  5. ^ "Edwards steps down". Douglas Budget. 2012-01-18. Retrieved 2013-01-12.