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James Edwin DEDMAN, Chief Medical Officer, United States Veterans Bureau Medical Service. Member of Jefferson Company Medical Society; Alabama State Medical Association; American Legion; Disabled Veterans of World War; Military Order of World War; Masons; National Sojourners; Elks; Maccabees; United States Power Squadron. Member of Phi Delta Theta.


DEDMAN, James Edwin was born on January 10, 1870 in Selma, Alabama, United States. Son of James Monroe and Mary Ann (Scarff) Dedman.


Grammar and High School. Dallas Academy; University of Alabama, Bachelor of Arts. University of Tennessee, Doctor of Medicine.

Post Graduate College, Physicians and Surgeons, Columbia University, New York City.


Deceased December, 1927). Catherine M. Crew, June 29, 1929, New York City Practiced Medical Birmingham, Alabama, 1898-1918. Major, Medical Corps, Alabama National Guard, 1904-1915.

Commissioned Major, Medical Corps Reserve, United States Army, 1918. Assigned Assistant Chief. Medical Service, Base Hospital, Camp Jackson, S.O., 1918.

Transferred, Camp Sheridan, Montgomery, Alabama, 1918, Commanding Officer, Base Hospital, Northern 132. Chief Medical and Surgical services, Base Hospital Camp Gordon, Atlanta, Georgia.; transferred on own request from United States Army to the United States Public Health Service as Surgeon, Reserve, since 1919.

Assigned Washington, District of Columbia, as Liaison Officer, Public Health Service for contacts with Army and Navy Securing equipment for Public Service Hosps. which were rapidly being filled with disabled men returning from France. Assigned Medical Officer in charge, United States Public Health Service Hospital, Greenville, South Carolina 1920. Promoted to Senior Surgeon (Reserve), 1920.

Transferred to Central Office, United States Veterans Bureau. 1923, as Chief of Hospital Division. Transferred at own request to the United States Veterans Hospital, Castle Point, New York, 1924, as Medical Officer in charge.

Surgeon, New York Chapter Military Order of World War, 1928. Surgeon General, Department of State New York Disabled Veterans of World War, since 1928.


Member of Jefferson Company Medical Society. Alabama State Medical Association. American Legion; Disabled Veterans of World War.

Military Order of World War. Masons; National Sojourners. Elks; Maccabees; United States Power Squadron.

Member of Phi Delta Theta. Clubs: Newburgh Yacht, Chelsea Yacht.


Spouse Madge Whitney Ridley, January 19, 1901, Louisville, Kentucky.