Edwin Erickson

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Edwin "Ted" Erickson
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Member of the Pennsylvania Senate
from the 26th district
Assumed office
April 23, 2001
Preceded by F. Joseph Loeper
Succeeded by Thomas J. McGarrigle (elect)
Personal details
Born 1938 (age 76–77)[1]
Political party Republican
Residence Newtown Township, Delaware County, Pennsylvania
Alma mater Albright College, Bryn Mawr College
Religion Roman Catholic
Website Pennsylvania State Senator Edwin Erickson

Edwin B. "Ted" Erickson (born 1938) is an American politician. He is a Republican member of the Pennsylvania Senate, representing the 26th District since 2001. The district includes most of Delaware County and parts of Chester County.


Erickson earned a B.S. in biology and chemistry from Albright College in 1960, and taught general biology, anatomy and physiology, cell physiology and zoology at Drexel University and East Stroudsburg State College from 1962 to 1969.[2] In 1969, he earned a Ph.D. in biochemistry and microbiology from Bryn Mawr College.[3] From 1969 to 1973, he was tenured Assistant Professor of Biology at Hamilton College, where he taught microbiology, biochemistry and general biology. He is a former member of the Army Science Board, in which capacity he served as an advisor to the United States Army on scientific and technological matters.[4]

Erickson served as Director of Public Health and later Chief Administrative Office (1976–82) of Upper Darby Township.[4] He was elected to the Delaware County Council in 1982, and served as council chairman from 1987 to 1989.[2] From 1989 to 1992, he was regional administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, serving Region III (Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia and the District of Columbia). He was executive director of Delaware County from 1992 to 2001.[3]

Pennsylvania Senate[edit]

On March 20, 2001, Erickson won a special election to the Pennsylvania Senate to fill the unexpired term of F. Joseph Loeper, who resigned after pleading guilty to falsifying tax documents. Erickson was seated on April 23, 2001. He is a member of the following caucuses: Arthritis Caucus, Autism Caucus, Biotechnology/Life Science Caucus, Delaware River Basin Caucus, Delaware River Port Caucus, Firefighter and Emergency Services Caucus, and Pro-Life Caucus.[4] In addition, Senator Erickson serves on the Local Government Commission, Pennsylvania Energy Development Authority, and Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency Board of Directors; Majority Policy Chair 2010 to date.[4]


  1. ^ [1]
  2. ^ a b "Profile". Senator Edwin Erickson. 
  3. ^ a b "Senator Edwin B. 'Ted' Erickson (PA)". Project Vote Smart. 
  4. ^ a b c d "Edwin B. Erickson (R)". Pennsylvania Senate. 

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Pennsylvania State Senate
Preceded by
F. Joseph Loeper
Member of the Pennsylvania Senate for the 26th District
Succeeded by