03/28/1874 - 10/29/1945

EDMONDS, Franklin Spencer, a Representative from Philadelphia County; born, March 28, 1874 in Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa.; graduated, Central High School, 1891; Ph. B, University of Pennsylvania, 1893; LL.B., University of Pennsylvania, 1903; lawyer (1904-1945); professor of Law, Swarthmore College (1904-1910); member, board of education, Philadelphia (1906-1911); receiver of taxes, Real Estate Tax Division, Philadelphia (1907); elected as a Republican to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives for the 1921, 1923 and 1925 terms; chair, State Tax Commissioner (1924-1927); not a candidate for reelection to the House for the 1927 term; elected, Pennsylvania State Senate (1939-1945); appointed, Commission on the Delaware River Basin (1939-1940); appointed, Commission on Interstate Cooperation (1939-1940); appointed, chair, Committee to Investigate the Living Conditions of the Colored Race (1939-1940); appointed, chair, Temporary Commission of the Conditions of the Colored Urban Population (1941-1942); appointed, Join State Government Commission (1943-1944); died while in office of the Senate, October 29, 1945 in Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania; interred, Saint Thomas Episcopal Church Cemetery, Whitemarsh, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania.

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