Edwin Duing Eshleman

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Edwin D. Eshleman

Edwin Duing Eshleman (December 4, 1920 – January 10, 1985) was an American politician who represented Pennsylvania in the United States House of Representatives as a Republican from 1967 to 1977.

Biography[edit]

He was born in Quarryville, Pennsylvania and attended Franklin and Marshall College, receiving a B.S. in 1942. He later studied at Temple University. During World War II, he served as a lieutenant in the United States Coast Guard. After the war, he taught school then was elected to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives, serving from 1954 to 1966. He was elected in 1966 to the 90th Congress, representing southeastern Pennsylvania. He was re-elected to the 91st, 92nd, 93rd, and 94th Congresses, serving from January 3, 1967 to January 3, 1977. He would be succeeded in Congress by his chief of staff, Robert Smith Walker.

He lived in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, where he died.

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United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
John C. Kunkel
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 16th congressional district

1967 - 1977
Succeeded by
Robert S. Walker