James Edmondson named to Oklahoma Supreme Court


Monday, December 1st 2003, 12:00 am
By: News On 6


(Oklahoma City-AP) -- Muskogee County District Judge James Edmond Edmondson has been appointed to succeed retiring Justice Hardy Summers on the Oklahoma Supreme Court.

Summers, who also is from Muskogee, is retiring after almost 18 years on the state's high court.

58-year-old Edmondson has been the District 15 judge since 1983. Before that, he was an assistant district attorney and assistant US attorney.

He holds a bachelor's degree from Northeastern State University and a law degree from Georgetown University.

He is the brother of Oklahoma Attorney General Drew Edmondson.

Edmondson is a Navy veteran and is married to Suzanne Rumler Edmondson. They have two children.

Governor Brad Henry selected Edmondson from three finalists submitted by the Judicial Nominating Commission.

Henry says Edmondson is a man of considerable experience, wisdom and integrity.