George Washington Edmonds Edit Profile
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 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.
Member Edmonds & Heidler, wholesale coal and lumber, 1925-1936. Member Common Council, Philadelphia, 3 terms of two years each. Member 63d to 68th and 73d Congresses (1913-1925 and 1933-1935), 4th Pennsylvania District.
Married Julia H. Riley, June 14, 1899.