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Robert William Edgar

Robert William Edgar, American former clergyman, former congressman, theology studies educator. Ordained to ministry Methodist Church, 1968. Organizer, first president Human Relations Committee of East Falls, Philadelphia, 1968-1971.

Background

  • Edgar, Robert William was born on May 29, 1943 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States. Son of Leroy Raymond and Marion Louise (Fish) Edgar.

  • Education

    • Bachelor in History and Religion, Lycoming College, 1965. Master of Divinity, Drew University, 1968. Certified in pastoral psychology, Hahnemann Medical College and Hospital, 1967.

    Career

    • Pastor churches, Pennsylvania, 1962-1971, Lansdowne United Methodist Church, Pennsylvania, 1972-1974. Member United States Congress from 7th Pennsylvania District, 1975—1986. Member public works and transportation committee on its subcommittee.

      Economic development, water resources, surface transportation. Member veterans affairs committee. Executive committee for house enviro House Select Committee Assassinations, 1976-1978.

      Executive director Committee for National Security, 1988-1990. President School Theology at Claremont, California, since 1990. Visiting professor social change Swarthmore (Pennsylvania) College, 1987.

      Chairman N.E.-Midwest Congressional Coalition, 1978-1982. Chairman Congressional Clearinghouse on the Future, 1982-1986. Member clergy unit Philadelphia Police Department, 1972.

      United Protestant chaplain Drexel University, 1971-1974.

    Major achievements

    • Ordained to ministry Methodist Church, 1968.

    Politics

    Party affiliation: Democrat

    Membership

    Organizer, first president Human Relations Committee of East Falls, Philadelphia, 1968-1971.

    Connections

    • Married Merle Louise Deaver, August 29, 1964. Children: Robert William, Thomas David, Andrew John.
    • father: Leroy Raymond Edgar
    • mother: Marion Louise (Fish) Edgar
    • spouse: Merle Louise Deaver
    • children: Robert William Edgar
    • Thomas David Edgar
    • Andrew John Edgar
    Robert William Edgar
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    Born May 29, 1943
    (age 74)
    Nationality
    • 1965
      Lycoming College
    • 1968
      Drew University
    • 1967
      Hahnemann Medical College and Hospital
    • 1962 - 1971
      Pastor churches
      Pennsylvania, United States
    • 1972 - 1974
      Pastor churches
      Pennsylvania, United States
    • 1975 - 1986
      member, United States Congress from 7th Pennsylvania District
    • 1976 - 1978
      executive, committee for house enviro House Select Committee Assassinations
    • 1988 - 1990
      executive, director Committee for National Security
    • 1990
      president, School Theology at Claremont
      California, United States
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