Congressman Chet Edwards to Speak in Chapel-Forum Oct. 16

Oct. 15, 1996

Congressman Chet Edwards will speak to Baylor University students at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 16 in Waco Hall.

Edwards is a Waco native who has represented the 11th Congressional District for five years and Central Texas in the State Senate for eight years. He has fought for education issues and supported legislation in 1995 that would allow working families to cut their taxes by being able to deduct college expenses from their tax bills.

Edwards also supports educational programs such as Head Start, School Lunch, and Drug Free Schools. He also has established a successful intern program with Baylor with more than 35 students having worked as interns in his Waco and Washington offices.

A 1974 Texas A&M graduate with a degree in economics, Edwards earned his master's degree in business from Harvard University in 1981. Before being elected to Congress in 1990, he worked in commercial real estate, as president of a radio broadcasting company, and as legislative assistant to Texas Congressman Olin "Tiger" Teague from 1974-77.

Edwards is married to the former Lea Ann Wood of Waco, a 1984 Baylor graduate. They have one son, John Thomas, and attend Calvary Baptist Church in Waco.

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