Bachelor, Catawba College, 1933; Doctor of Laws (honorary), Catawba College, 1986.
President, Hanover Wire Cloth, 1933-1981;
vice president, CCX, Inc. (formerly Continental Copper & Steel Industries, Inc.), New York City, 1948-1974;
executive vice president, CCX, Inc. (formerly Continental Copper & Steel Industries, Inc.), New York City, 1974-1981.
Chairman of the Board Bank of Hanover & Trust Company, 1963-1989, president, 1970-1977. Past president, board director Downtown Hanover, Inc. Past president Wire Weavers Association, Industrial Wire Cloth Institute, Hanover Public Library.
President, chief Executive officer Hanover Bancorp, Inc., 1983-1988.
President, member finance committee Hoffman Homes for Youth, 1987-1991. Vice chairman Christian Business Men Committee. Past president Emmanuel University of Cape Coast Consistory Church.
Honorary chairman and board director emeritus Hanover Bancorp Inc. and Bank of Hanover & Trust Company. Past president Hanover District School Board. Board directors Hanover General Hospital.
Emeritus trustee Catawba College, Hanover Young Men’s Christian Association. Chairman advising committee York County Earn it Court Program. Member York chapter South Carolina.O.R.E.
President, trustee Hoffman Home for Youth, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, Hanover Area Rehabilitation Training, Hart Center, New Oxford, Pennsylvania. Member Hanover Area Industrial Management Club (founder), Manufacturers Association S. Center Pennsylvania (past president, director), Southern Hardware Association (member Old Guard), Hanover Area Chamber of Commerce (past president), Industrial Management Club York County (past president), Christian Businessmen's Committee Hanover, Christian Businessmens Committee United States of America, Pine Valley Golf Club, Masons, Shriners.
Married Rebecca Black, April 24, 1936. Children: Edmond Burnell Junior, J. Daniel, Judith A., James W. (deceased).