Friday, Jan 13th, 2006
Hand Arendall is pleased to announce Mr. Jack Edwards was inducted into the University of Alabama Communication Hall of Fame. He was honored along with five other inductees at a ceremony on Thursday, October 13.The Communication Hall of Fame was created to honor, preserve and perpetuate the names and accomplishments of distinguished individuals who have brought lasting fame to the state of Alabama through one of the disciplines of communication.
Mr. Edwards was a member of the U.S. House of Representatives for twenty years. He served under five Presidents from Lyndon Johnson through Ronald Reaganís first term. He was best known as an expert on National Defense having been the senior Republican for ten years on the Defense Subcommittee of the Appropriations Committee.
After voluntarily retiring from the U.S. House of Representatives in 1985, he became a member of Hand Arendall L.L.C. where his practice now involves consulting on matters concerning federal, state, and local issues and corporate governance questions.
In the years since returning to Mobile, Jack Edwards has continued his public service as Chairman of the Board of the Mobile Area Chamber of Commerce. He has also served on the boards of the Mobile Opera, Mobile Economic Development Council and many other civic boards and committees. He has served on the Mayor's Waterfront Advisory Committee. He was named Alabama's Volunteer Industrial Developer of the Year in 1987. In 1985, he was inducted into the Alabama Academy of Honor and he was honored as Mobilian of the Year for 1987.
Mr. Edwards has positively influenced the lives of citizens of this country and continues to influence the community in which he lives. He has truly led a life of achievement, accomplishment and service.