James E. Edmondson

Score: 24%
James E. Edmondson
Appointed by: Governor Brad Henry
Retention date: December 2, 2003

Justice James E. Edmondson was appointed to the Supreme Court by Governor Brad Henry on December 2, 2003. Edmondson served as District Judge for District 15 since 1983. Before serving as District Judge, Edmondson was a partner in the Edmondson Law Office (1981-1983). In Oklahoma’s Eastern District, Edmondson served as Acting U.S. Attorney (1980-1981), and as Assistant U.S. Attorney (1978-1980). He also served as Muskogee County’s Assistant District Attorney (1976-1978).

Edmondson received his B.A. degree from Northeastern State University in Tahlequah in 1967. He served in the U.S. Navy (1967-1969) before attending Georgetown Law where he received his law degree in 1973.

Born in Kansas City, Missouri, Edmondson has lived in Oklahoma for 55 years. He and his wife, Suzanne, have two grown children.