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Murray French EdwardsRoster ID 5317
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|Affiliation:||Class of 1907|
|Biography & Genealogy:||Murray French Edwards, Class of 1907: Genealogy: Born- July 24, 1885 in Asheville, NC. Father- Col. Nelson Green Edwards; Mother- Emma Nelson Carter. Pat. Grandfather- Nelson Green Edwards; Pat. Grandmother- Harriet Josephine Cooper. Mat. Grandfather- Henry Shreve Carter; Mat. Grandmother- Mary Palmer. Married- Wife's name unknown. Children- Three step-children mentioned in his file. Names unknown. VMI Record: Entered VMI- Oct. 14, 1904; Graduated June 20, 1907 ranking 2nd in a class of 122. Also attended the University of Wisconsin where he received his Master's Degree. Military Record: Served as a Major with the American Red Cross in France during World War I. Careers: Taught at the Rugby Academy in New Orleans; Taught Math, Spanish and Tactics at VMI 1908-09; in 1909 he went to Europe under the auspices of the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching and served as an exchange teacher in Prussia; taught Latin and German at Kirkwood High School in Mo. 1910-11; taught German at VMI in 1911; after World War I was enganged in several business ventures before returning to VMI in 1925. He became Head of the German Department at VMI in 1935. He retired in 1955. Died- Sept. 19, 1963 at his home in Lexington, Va.|