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Edwin D. Eshleman

State legislature , educator.

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.

Background

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.

Career

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.

Works

  • Author: Congress, The Pennyslvania Dutch Seat.

Membership

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

Connections

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