Edward Sparrow (December 29, 1810 – July 4, 1882) was a prominent Confederate States of America politician.

Sparrow was born in Dublin, Ireland. He represented Louisiana in the Provisional Confederate Congress from 1861 to 1862. Sparrow was a deputy (representative) in the Provisional Confederate Congress. He was a Senator from Louisiana in both the First Confederate Congress and the Second Confederate Congress, serving from 1862 to 1865.

He was the wealthiest man in the Confederate Government. The 1860 Census cites his wealth at $1.2 million, which would be comparable to being a billionaire today.

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Confederate States House of Representatives
Preceded by
Representative to the Provisional Confederate Congress from Louisiana
Succeeded by
Confederate States Senate


Confederate States Senator from Louisiana
Served alongside: Thomas Jenkins Semmes


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