Sessions Office Position District Party
1955-1956 Representative Republican
1957-1958 Representative Republican
1959 Representative Republican
1960 Representative Republican
1961 Representative Republican
1962 Representative Republican
1963 Representative Majority Whip Republican
1964 Representative Majority Whip Republican
1965 Representative Minority Whip Republican
1966 Representative Minority Whip Republican
Counties Lancaster


12/04/1920 - 01/10/1985

ESHLEMAN, Edwin Duing, a Representative from Lancaster County; born in Quarryville, Lancaster County, Pa., December 4, 1920; B.S., Franklin and Marshall College, 1942; graduate study, The Pennsylvania State University and Temple University; lieutenant, United States Coast Guard Reserves (1942-1954); public school teacher (1945-1949); director, Bureau of County Audits, Pennsylvania Department of the Auditor General (1949-1955); elected as a Republican to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives for the 1957 term and served 4 consecutive terms thereafter; elected, Majority Whip (1964); elected, Minority Whip (1965-1966); appointed, Joint State Government Commission (1965-1966); appointed, vice chair, Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency (PHEAA) (1965-1966); not a candidate for reelection to the House (1966); elected, United States Congress (1967-1977); not a candidate for reelection to Congress (1976); died, January 10, 1985 in Lancaster, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania; interred, Millersville Mennonite Church Cemetery, Manor Township, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania.


Ralph Nader Congress Project. Citizens Look at Congress: Edwin D. Eshleman, Republican Representative from Pennsylvania. Washington, D. C.: Grossman Publishers, 1972.

Eshleman, Edwin D., and Robert S. Walker. Congress/The Pennsylvania Dutch Representatives 1774-1974. Lancaster, Pa.: Concorde Publishing, Inc., 1975.


Archival Collections

Personal Papers of Edwin D. Eshleman: ca. 1966-1976,, Lancaster, Pa.

Congressional Biography

After 10 session(s) serving in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives, Edwin D. Eshleman went on to serve in congress

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