Board of Directors: Paul Edmondson
Paul Edmondson serves as Chief Legal Officer of the National Trust for Historic Preservation, a national nonprofit organization chartered by Congress in 1949 to promote public participation in historic preservation across the country. Mr. Edmondson oversees all legal services for the organization, including legal advocacy and in-house corporate legal services in support of the different programs and activities carried out by the National Trust, its regional offices, and historic sites. He also oversees the National Trust's preservation easement program. During his over twenty-five year career at the National Trust, Mr. Edmondson has worked on a wide variety of legal issues pertaining to the protection of historic resources-from constitutional issues, to federal preservation law matters, to issues relating to local landmarks laws. Mr. Edmondson also assists with legal education and outreach on historic preservation law for the National Trust, and has lectured frequently on historic preservation law matters. Mr. Edmondson received his undergraduate degree from Cornell University in 1976 in Anthropology-Archaeology, and he received his law degree from The American University in 1981.