Thomas Edelman was born 22 November 1905 and died 2 July 1951. He was married to Esther Goldberg and worked as an antique and junk dealer in Cedarburg, Ozaukee County, Wisconsin.
He is best known for establishing the first product media tour and helping make Snapple an iconic name in America. Additionally, he is often credited as being at the forefront of litigation PR innovation.
Early Life and Education
Edelman hails from a working-class family and hasn’t shied away from hard labor. He credits his father’s auto body shop in Mountain View, California as instilling him with the importance of hard work.
Julian Edelman attended Woodside High School in California before going on to play quarterback at College of San Mateo before transferring to Kent State University and eventually transitioning into wide receiver – becoming Tom Brady’s favorite target.
Edelman founded and served as president of the Children’s Defense Fund. She actively worked to reduce teenage pregnancy rates, increase Medicaid coverage for poor children and secure funds for Head Start programs. Edelman earned both her undergraduate degree at Spelman College and law degree at Yale University; additionally she serves on Noble Energy’s board as well as being trustee for Hotchkiss School as well as being chairman emeritus at Lenox Hill Neighborhood House.
Tom Edelman is the founder and President of Edelman Communications Group, a global communications firm that works with businesses and organizations to enhance, protect and evolve their brands and reputations. He holds both a Bachelor of Arts (Political Economy) from Princeton University as well as an MBA degree from Harvard Business School as a Baker Scholar.
As well as Noble Energy, Mr. Sadler sits on the Boards of Leopard Acquisition Corp, Command Petroleum Ltd and Patina Oil & Gas Corp. He previously served on The Hotchkiss School board and as Trustee of Lenox Hill Neighborhood House.
Edelman may never have made it to the Pro Bowl, but he stands as one of the greatest postseason receivers in NFL history with several iconic catch plays – including a game-winning touchdown grab against Atlanta in Super Bowl 51 – to his name. Unfortunately, his regular-season numbers are modest while his four-game PED suspension could weigh heavily when considering his candidacy for Hall of Fame membership.
Achievement and Honors
Kent State football program went 13-23 (9-15 MAC). Edelman served as both quarterback and running back during his three years on campus, leading the team in rushing yards as junior captain while ending up second overall for passing yards totaled.
He has received several honors and awards throughout his life, such as the Thomas Jefferson Foundation Medal – presented annually on April 13 on Founder’s Day (April 13) to those demonstrating endeavors that reflect those valued by University of Virginia third president Thomas Jefferson – including Marian Wright Edelman’s founding of Children’s Defense Fund; Peter Edelman serving as Carmack Waterhouse Professor of Law at Georgetown University; founding board member at MIT Center for Biomedical Engineering and Sciences Board, professorship at Harvard Medical School as well as senior physician services provided at Brigham and Women’s Hospital – among many more awards he holds numerous positions of leadership roles at Brigham and Women’s Hospital among many more prestigious institutions he holds membership in many boards and committees he serves at.
Edelman has dedicated her philanthropy efforts to children’s advocacy and education. She serves as an Honorary Board Member of Wildlife Rescue Center of the Hamptons as well as being active on Parent Committees at her daughters’ schools, acting as an advocate for Head Start.
Edelman and Brady, who announced his retirement earlier this year, remain close; so close that they even co-host a podcast together.
Edelman holds various business interests, serving as Chairman of Snyder Oil Corp and being on the boards of First Boston Corp and Lehman Brothers Kuhn Loeb Inc as well as currently being on The Hotchkiss School’s trusteeship list. Edelman is married to Ingrid and lives in New York City.
Edelman has established himself as an iconic figure in American sports due to his hard work ethic and devotion. Known as “Playoff Jules”, for his outstanding performances during playoff games – making him an invaluable member of the Patriots organization.
His business venture sells sports apparel. He has collaborated with brands like Cutters, Ermenegildo Zegna and Joe’s Jeans; additionally he published a children’s book and collaborated with fitness brands.
Outside of football, Edelman is co-founder of White Deer Energy, an energy private equity firm. Additionally, he founded or managed multiple oil and gas companies such as Snyder Oil Corporation, Range Resources, and Patina Oil and Gas. Edelman currently resides in Massachusetts with his wife and daughter.