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John William Edwards, American financial services executive.


Edwards, John William was born on February 1, 1930 in Fitchburg, Massachusetts, United States. Son of Junius Griffith and Sylvia Emma (Mallioux) Edwards.


AB, Columbia College, 1952. Postgraduate study in law, Georgetown University, 1958.


General manager information systems division, Polaroid Corporation, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1966-1971;assistant to commissioner, United States Customs Service, Washington, 1971-1973;vice president systems, Northern Telecom Ltd., Montreal, Quebec, Canada, 1974-1976;vice president information systems, General American Transportation Corporation Corporation, Chicago, 1976-1985;senior vice president, Household Finance Superior vena cava syndrome, Chicago, 1986-1990;president, The Bedford Group, Newport, Rhode Island, since 1990.


Chairman Sudbury (Massachusetts) School Board, 1962-1969. Co-chairman membership Decordova Museum, Lincoln, Massachusetts, 1968-1969. Community chairman United Fund, Sudbury, 1965-1966.

Advisory board National Organization on Disability, since 1985. Served to lieutenant United States Naval Reserve, 1953-1957. Contributor numerous articles on information systems to professional journals.

Member Society Information Management, Retired Officers Association, University Club (Chicago), Acoaxet Club.


Married Lillian Elizabeth O'Dowd, July 5, 1952. Children– Christopher, John, Steven.

Junius Griffith Edwards

Sylvia Emma (Mallioux) Edwards

Lillian Elizabeth O'Dowd

Christopher Edwards

John Edwards

Steven Edwards