David Richard "Dave" Edwards
|Wyoming State Representative from Converse County|
January 1, 2001 –December 31, 2008
|Succeeded by||Richard Cannady|
|Converse County Commissioner|
January 4, 2009 –February 1, 2012
|Douglas, Wyoming, City Council member|
|Born||January 13, 1938|
Cheyenne, Wyoming, USA
|Died||January 5, 2013 74) (aged|
Douglas, Wyoming, USA
|Cause of death||Stroke; Alzheimer's disease|
|Resting place||Douglas Park Cemetery in Douglas, Wyoming|
|Alma mater||Naval Postgraduate School|
|Occupation||Retired United States Navy captain; businessman|
|Branch/service||United States Navy|
|Battles/wars||Vietnam War, more than 200 combat missions|
David Richard Edwards (January 13, 1938 – January 5, 2013) was an American retired United States Navy officer, businessman, and politician.
Edwards was born in Cheyenne, Wyoming.
Edwards graduated from the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, California.
In the U.S. Navy, Edwards flew more than two hundred combat missions during the Vietnam War. Edwards's military nickname was "Warpaint".
Edwards bought the LaBonte Hotel, a historical hotel.
Edwards moved to Douglas, Wyoming in 1993 and was elected to the city council there. He subsequently served 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.
Edwards tendered his letter of resignation on January 6, 2012 to the Converse County Commission after being diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease.
He officially stepped down February 1.
On December 26, 2012, Edwards suffered a stroke and died on January 5, 2013, eight days short of his 75th birthday.
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