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Edmond Augustus EDMONDSON

(1919-1990)

EDMONDSON, Edmond Augustus, (brother of James H. Edmondson), a Representative from Oklahoma; born in Muskogee, Okla., April 7, 1919; attended the public schools; graduated from Muskogee Junior College, 1938; graduated from the University of Oklahoma, 1940; graduated from Georgetown University, Washington, D.C., 1947; special agent with the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Washington, D.C., 1940-1943; United States Navy, 1943-1946; United States Naval Reserve, 1946-1970; admitted to the Washington, D.C. bar, 1947; county attorney of Muskogee County, Okla.; delegate, Democratic National Convention, 1968; elected as a Democrat to the Eighty-third and to the nine succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1953-January 3, 1973); was not a candidate for reelection in 1972, but was an unsuccessful candidate for election to the United States Senate in 1972 and 1974; unsuccessful candidate for nomination to the United States Senate in 1978; was a resident of Muskogee, Okla.; died in Muskogee, Okla., on December 8, 1990.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present

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