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Edmond "Ed" Augustus Edmondson is Born

Today in Masonic History Edmond "Ed" Augustus Edmondson is born in 1919.

Edmond "Ed" Augustus Edmondson was an American politician.

Edmondson was born on April 7th, 1919 in Muskogee, Oklahoma. He attended the local public schools before going to Muskogee Junior College. He went on to the University of Oklahoma, where he graduated from in 1940.

After graduating from the University of Oklahoma, Edmondson joined the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). He served in the bureau as a special agent until 1943.

In 1943, Edmondson joined the United States Navy, serving in World War II. He remained on active duty until 1946, remaining in the Naval Reserved until 1970. After the war he went to Georgetown University where he graduated with a law degree in 1947.

In 1953, Edmondson was elected to the United States House of Representatives. He served until 1973. While he was still a member of the United States House of Representatives he ran in 1972 for one of the United States Senate seats in Oklahoma. He lost to the former Governor of Oklahoma Dewey F. Bartlett. In 1974 he ran for the other United States Senate seat, losing to the incumbent. He made one last attempt at the United States Senate in 1978, losing this time in the Democratic primary.

Edmondson passed away on December 8th, 1990. After his passing the federal courthouse in Muskogee was renamed to the Ed Edmondson United States Courthouse.

Edmondson was a member of Muskogee Lodge No. 28 in Muskogee, Oklahoma. He was also a member of the Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite, Southern Masonic Jurisdiction, in Indian Consistory at McAlester, Oklahoma. He was also a member of Bedouin Shrine Temple of the Ancient Arabic Order of the Noble of the Mystic Shrine, also in Muskogee.