Originally a Republican.
Father: Thomas Oliver Meredith
Mother: Minerva Jane Marsh
Wife: Edna C. Elliott (m. 8-Jan-1896)
Son: Edwin Thomas, Jr.
Daughter: Mildred Marie
University: Des Moines University
US Secretary of Agriculture (1920-21)
Better Homes and Gardens Founder (as Fruit, Gardens and Home, 1922)
Dairy Farmer (1922)
Successful Farming (1902-)
Farmer's Tribune (1896-1902)
Member of the Board of Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago (1918-20)
US Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors (1915-19, 1923-28)