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John Ollie Edmunds

university chancellor.

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.

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