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Edwin D. Eshleman

Edwin D. Eshleman, American state legislature, educator. Recipient Distinguished Service award Pennsylvania Junior Chamber of Commerce, 1956; Distinguished Alumni award Franklin and Marshall College, 1974; National Silver medal of Merit, Veterans of Foreign Wars, 1975; named to Pennsylvania Young Republican Hall of Fame, 1966.


  • Eshleman, Edwin D. was born on December 4, 1920 in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, United States. Son of Reeder L. and Mary (Barbara) Eshleman.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science in Political Science, Franklin and Marshall College, 1942. Postgraduate, Temple University, 1948.


    • Teacher public schools, 1946-1949. Member Pennsylvania House of Representatives from Lancaster County, 1954-1966. Majority and minority whip.

      Member 90th-94th congresses 16th District Pennsylvania. Circuit professor Franklin and Marshall College. Director Lancaster 1st Federal Savings & Loan Association.

      Vice chairman Pennsylvania Higher Assistance Agency, 1963-1967.


    • Author: Congress, The Pennyslvania Dutch Seat.


    Served with United States Coast Guard Reserve, 1942-1945. Member American Legion (Outstanding Citizen award 1976), Veterans of Foreign Wars, Amvets.


    • Married Kathryn E. Dambach, December 26, 1942. Children: E. Bruce, R. Lee.
    • father: Reeder L. Eshleman
    • mother: Mary (Barbara) Eshleman
    • spouse: Kathryn E. Dambach
    • children: E. Bruce Eshleman
    • R. Lee Eshleman
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    Born December 4, 1920
    Died January 10, 1985
    (aged 64)