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John Ollie Edmunds

John Ollie Edmunds, American university chancellor. Recipient Freedom’s Foundation Award, 1952, 55, 68. Member President’s Committee Development Sciences and Engineers, 1959-1960; member Florida Land Use and Control Commission, 1957-1958.; Served as Lieutenant (junior grade) United States Coast Guard Reserve; Member Association American Colls. (president 1959), Omicron Delta Kappa, Phi Alpha Delta, Theta Alpha Phi, Delta Sigma Phi.; Clubs:.

Background

  • Edmunds, John Ollie was born on March 1, 1903 in Higgston, Georgia, United States. Son of Plato D. and and Lee S. (Ganey) Edmunds.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Arts, John B. Stetson U., 1925, A.M., 1927, Bachelor of Laws, 1928, Doctor of Laws, 1943. Doctor of Laws, University Richmond, 1970. Doctor of Letters (honorary), University Miami, 1951, Jacksonville U., 1964.

      D.Hum. (honorary), Rollins College, 1963.

    Career

    • Bar: Florida bar 1927. Practiced in, DeLand, Florida, 1927-1930. Judge Duval County, Jacksonville, Florida, 1931-1944.

      Private practice, Jacksonville, 1944-1948. President John B. Stetson U., DeLand, 1948-1967, chancellor, 1967-1984. Partner Gualala Redwoods, 1949-1984.

    Politics

    Party affiliation: Democrat

    Membership

    Member President’s Committee Development Sciences and Engineers, 1959-1960. Member Florida Land Use and Control Commission, 1957-1958. Served as Lieutenant (junior grade) United States Coast Guard Reserve.

    Member Association American Colls. (president 1959), Omicron Delta Kappa, Phi Alpha Delta, Theta Alpha Phi, Delta Sigma Phi.

    Connections

    • Married Emily Bryant, July 17, 1934 (deceased.; married Martha Lee, 1978. Children: John, Jane.
    • father: Plato D. Edmunds
    • spouses: Emily Bryant
    • Martha Lee
    • children: John Edmunds
    • Jane Edmunds
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    Born March 1, 1903
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