Today, Congressman Jerry Carl joined Congressman Bradley Byrne and Congressman Jo Bonner to pay tribute to Congressman William “Jack” Jackson Edwards and dedicate the Fairhope Post Office in his honor.
The dedication was held at the post office building in Fairhope. Members of Edwards’ family, legislative leaders, postal officials, and members of the community attended.
“Today, I was honored to join two of my mentors – Congressman Bradley Byrne and Congressman Jo Bonner – to honor and pay tribute to Congressman Jack Edwards, who was a friend and mentor to all three of us, by dedicating the Fairhope Post Office in his name,” Carl stated.
“Congressman Edwards was a true statesman who devoted his life and his career to the service and betterment of south Alabama. Jack was loved and respected by all who knew him, and his legacy will continue to live on for generations to come,” Carl concluded.
Congressman Byrne sponsored H.R. 6418 (Public Law 116-312) to dedicate the Fairhope Post Office Building to Congressman Edwards, who served in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1965 to 1985. The law was approved January 5.
Congressman Edwards, who died in 2019, served under five U.S. Presidents from Lyndon Johnson through Ronald Reagan. After retiring from Congress, he returned to Mobile, where he devoted himself to constitutional reform, education, the environment, and economic development.