From NKAA, Notable Kentucky African Americans Database (main entry)

Edelen, John P.

(born: 1900  -  died: 1960) 

Edelen was born in Springfield, KY, the son of William and Barbara A. Edelen. He managed the Chicago Mortgage and Credit Company from 1926 to 1935 and was partner in Edelen, Bland and Company from 1935 to 1939, becoming the company's president in 1939. For more see Who's Who in Colored America, 1950.


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NKAA Source: Who's who in colored America: an illustrated biographical directory of notable living persons of African descent in the United States (1950)

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“Edelen, John P.,” Notable Kentucky African Americans Database, accessed March 29, 2023,

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