Charles C. Edwards

Charles C. Edwards
4th United States Assistant Secretary for Health
In office
April 18, 1973  January 5, 1975
President Richard Nixon
Gerald Ford
Preceded by Merlin K. DuVal
Succeeded by Theodore Cooper
11th Commissioner of Food and Drugs
In office
December 13, 1969  March 15, 1973
President Richard Nixon
Preceded by Herbert L. Ley Jr.
Succeeded by Alexander M. Schmidt
Personal details
Born (1923-09-16)September 16, 1923
Overton, Nebraska
Died August 7, 2011(2011-08-07) (aged 87)
San Diego, California
Political party Republican

Charles C. Edwards (September 16, 1923 – August 7, 2011) was an American physician who served as Commissioner of Food and Drugs from 1969 to 1973 and as the United States Assistant Secretary for Health from 1973 to 1975.[1]

He died on August 7, 2011, in San Diego, California at age 87.[2]


  1. "Charles Edwards, M.D". Retrieved November 4, 2017.
  2. Douglas Martin (August 28, 2011). "Dr. Charles C. Edwards, Influential F.D.A. Commissioner, Dies at 87". Retrieved November 4, 2017.
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