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George Washington Edmonds (February 22, 1864 – September 28, 1939) was a Republican member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Pennsylvania.

George W. Edmonds
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 4th district
In office
March 4, 1933 – January 3, 1935
Preceded byBenjamin M. Golder
Succeeded byJ. Burrwood Daly
In office
March 4, 1913 – March 3, 1925
Preceded byReuben Moon
Succeeded byBenjamin M. Golder
Personal details
Born(1864-02-22)February 22, 1864
Pottsville, Pennsylvania
DiedSeptember 28, 1939(1939-09-28) (aged 75)
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Political partyRepublican

BiographyEdit

George W. Edmonds was born in Pottsville, Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania. He graduated from the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy in 1887 and practiced pharmacy for several years. He was also engaged in the coal business. He served as member of the common council of Philadelphia 1896-1902. He was elected to Congress as a Republican in 1912 and served as the Chairman of the House Committee on Claims.

He was an unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1924 and entered the wholesale coal and lumber business. Later he was elected manager of the Port of Philadelphia Ocean Traffic Bureau in September 1927 and served until 1933. He was again elected to Congress in 1932 for one term. He then resumed the wholesale coal business in Philadelphia.

SourcesEdit

  • United States Congress. "George W. Edmonds (id: E000053)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Reuben O. Moon
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 4th congressional district

1913–1925
Succeeded by
Benjamin M. Golder
Preceded by
Benjamin M. Golder
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 4th congressional district

1933–1935
Succeeded by
J. Burrwood Daly