James Depew Edmundson by W.A. Reaser. 1838-1933. Banker, pulblic official, capitalist, philanthropist. Born in Des Moines County, Iowa, November 23, 1838. Practiced law at Glenwood, Iowa, 1861-1866. Removed to Council Bluffs, Iowa, 1866. Organizer of banks, Council Bluffs. Deputy provomarshal, deputy internal revenue collector, and assistant assessor internal revenue for Southwest Iowa 1863-1866. Erected Jeanie Edmundson Memorial Hospital, Council Bluffs. Presented statue of Mahaska to Oskaloosa, 1909. Bequest of $600,000 in will for establishment of Memorial Art Museum in Des Moines. Died in Des Moines, Iowa, April 18, 1933. 68''x 49''