Robert J. Edwards was just following in his big brother’s footsteps when he became 60th president of Texas Press Association in 1937. Big brother W.C. was president in 1912. Both were known for publishing the Denton Record-Chronicle.
Edwards was born July 7, 1884, at Denton. He spent two years at the University of Texas studying English, history, language and science.
Two years after he began working for his brother at the Record-Chronicle, Edwards bought an interest in the newspaper and became business manager. But in 1913 he moved to Fort Worth and got into the farm mortgage loan and real estate business.
He returned in 1927 to serve as general manager and editor of the Record-Chronicle until the corporation was sold in 1945.
Edwards was president of North and East Texas Press Association in 1934-35 and Old Editors’ Press Association.
He was a member of the State Democratic Executive Committee and was a presidential elector in 1932 and 1936 and served on the State Prison Board.
His wife was Jane Church and they had one daughter.