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Biography of Andrew Jackson Edmondson

Andrew Jackson Edmondson, who since 1919 has had the agency for the Studebaker cars at Muskogee, was born in Memphis, Tennessee, September 16, 1872, and is a son of Edmond A. and Ann (Murell) Edmondson. The father was a planter, devoting his life to the management and development of his agricultural interests. His grandfather served as a soldier in the War of 1812 and kept a complete history of the struggle, being with Andrew Jackson in his operations in the south and at the battle of New Orleans. The manuscript which he prepared, however, was burned when the family residence was destroyed by fire. The father of Mr. Edmondson served on General Forrest’s staff in the Civil war. Andrew J. Edmondson, after completing a high school education, then turned his attention to the duties of a business career, securing first a clerkship in a wholesale grocery house. At a later period he devoted two years to the life insurance business and in 1901 he came to the Indian Territory, turning his attention to the banking business at Oldenville, in which he was engaged until 1908. His time and energies were next devoted to the management of the Atlas Abstract Company, a business of which he was the owner and in July, 1917, he came to Muskogee, where he purchased the business of the Muskogee County Abstract Company and conducted the same until 1919. He later established an agency for the Studebaker automobile and has continued in this business to the present time. The success of the undertaking is assured, owing to his splendid business qualifications. He is thorough, persistent,...

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