Edmondson, James Howard, 1925-1971

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James Howard Edmondson was elected as a Democrat to the Oklahoma governorship in 1958. In January 1963, Edmondson was appointed to succeed the late Robert S. Kerr in the U.S. Senate. Edmondson was defeated in the run-off primary for that Senate seat in 1964. He then retired to the private practice of law in Oklahoma City. By 1970, Edmondson was considering a political comeback, but in November 1971, he suffered a fatal heart attack in his Edmond home.

From the description of Congressional papers, 1958-1964. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 45816029

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referencedIn Harris, Fred R., 1930-. Fred Harris photograph collection, 1947-1965. Museum of the Great Plains
creatorOf Edmondson, James Howard, 1925-1971. Congressional papers, 1958-1964. University of Oklahoma, Bizzell Memorial Library
referencedIn Morris, Toby. Toby Morris photograph collection, 1947-1961. Museum of the Great Plains
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associatedWith Harris, Fred R., 1930- person
associatedWith Johnson, Lyndon B. (Lyndon Baines), 1908-1973. person
associatedWith Morris, Toby. person
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Arkansas River
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Birth 1925-09-27

Death 1971-11-17


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