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James Bartlett Edmonson
The Michigan Alumnus 78-83

James Bartlett Edmonson, who has been appointed State High School
 Inspector for Michigan, was born in Parkersburg, Iowa, December 28, 1882. 
 Entering the University in 1902, he was graduated with the degree of A.B.
 in 1906. Six years later he received his master's degree. For the year fol
lowing his graduation he was assistant principal of the high school at Ionia, 
Mich., and the next year he went to Hillsdale as principal of the high school. 
In this position he remained for two years, spending the year 1909-10 in
 Ann Arbor in the Graduate Department. During 1910-1911 he served as 
principal of the Benton Harbor High School, going to Jackson as principal
 of the high school there in the fall of 1911. From this position he resigned 
to accept his new office. Mr. Edmonson was married on August 25, 1914, 
to Miss Bess Josephine Chase, of Cedar Rapids, Iowa.