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John Preston Edmondson, American lawyer, publisher. Decorated Legion of Merit, Croix de Guerre. Served from First lieutenant to colonel United States Army Air Force, 1942-1945.; Member American Book Publs. Council (treasurer.


Edmondson, John Preston was born on February 28, 1903 in Radford, Virginia, United States. Son of Reese Thompson and Elnora (Shumate) Edmondson.


Bachelor of Arts, Virginia Military Institute, 1924. Bachelor of Laws, University Virginia, 1929.


Admitted to New York bar, 1929. Attorney, secretary, member board 20th Century Fox Film Corporation, 1929-1942, director, Executive Committee, audit committee, 1969-1974, chairman pension committee, 1969-1978. Executive vice-president, director Evangelical Presbyterian Dutton & Company, Inc., New York City, 1946-1968.

Past president, member board education, Scarsdale, New York Chairman board of trustees Mary Baldwin College, Staunton, Virginia, Cape Henry School, Inc., Virginia Beach, Virginia.


Served from First lieutenant to colonel United States Army Air Force, 1942-1945. Member American Book Publs. Council (treasurer,; Clubs: Princess Anne Country (Virginia Beach, Virginia).


Married Mary Dickson Cooke, May 28, 1938. Children: Mary Royster (Mistress.

Reese Thompson Edmondson

Elnora (Shumate) Edmondson

Mary Dickson Cooke

Mary Royster (Mrs Edmondson