<!-- Unsourced image removed: -->Catharine Elizabeth "Cate" Edwards
(born March 4, 1982) is an American
attorney and author. She is the daughter of former Senator (D
) John Edwards
and Elizabeth Edwards
. She gave eulogies after her brother Wade's death and after her mother Elizabeth's death. She frequently spoke for the family during her mother's final days and upon her death, and was widely admired as the public face of the family during these events.
Born in Raleigh, North Carolina
, where her parents were both practicing attorneys, Cate Edwards was educated in the Wake County Public School System
. She attended Aldert Root Elementary School, Daniels Middle School, and Broughton High School
, where she graduated at the top of her class. In high school, she played soccer
, and was named All-Conference and Most Valuable Player
her senior year. Her siblings are: Wade (1979–1996), Emma Claire (born 1998), Jack (born 2000) and Frances Quinn (born 2008).
Cate Edwards attended Princeton University
, majoring in Political Economics
and graduating with honors
. She is a member of the Pi Beta Phi
sorority and was an intern for the Council on Foreign Relations
Political activity and career
In 2004, Cate Edwards actively campaigned with her father on his unsuccessful campaign for the Democratic presidential nomination. After the......