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clergyman , congressman , theology studies educator

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.

Achievements

  • Ordained to ministry Methodist Church, 1968.

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

child:
Robert William Edgar

child:
Thomas David Edgar

child:
Andrew John Edgar