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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.
BibliographyRalph Nader Congress Project.
Citizens Look at Congress: Ed Edmondson, Democratic Representative from
Oklahoma. Washington, D. C.: Grossman Publishers, 1972.