LAMBERT, EDMUND, D.D.S., a well-known citizen of Springfield, has established a large practice and has a good standing in his profession. He is a member of the various dental societies, including the Sangamo-Menard Dental and Illinois State Societies, and formerly served as President of the local organization. He has a reputation as a skillful dentist and an excellent practitioner and has the full confidence of his patients. Dr. Lambert is a native of Yorkshire, England, born in October 1858, and educated in private schools in his native country. He is a son of Charles and Mary (Kitson) Lambert, the former a merchant of Yorkshire, and at the age of twenty years emigrated to the United States. He first found employment in a music store and at the same time pursued his dental studies, graduating in 1885 from the Chicago College of Dental Surgery.
Dr. Lambert first engaged in practice at Petersburg, Ill., and spent four years there and in Chicago. He has been established in Springfield since 1889, and during this time has been in active practice. He has a well-appointed office and has high class fittings and appliances for carrying on his work. Fraternally he is a member of the Odd Fellows and the Knights of Pythias, and is of a social and friendly disposition, interested in the welfare of his community and in every cause that has for its object the uplifting or betterment of the people. In political views he is a Republican, and in religious belief he is a Methodist, being a member of the First Methodist Episcopal Church, of Springfield.
In 1887 Dr. Lambert was united in marriage with Miss Ellen J. Gum, born in Menard County, daughter of John B. and Jane E. (Irwin) Gum. Dr. and Mrs. Lambert are parents of three sons, Clarence G.; and Lester and John Leslie, twins.