Edwin D. Eshleman
|Member of the U.S. House of Representatives|
from Pennsylvania's 16th district
January 3, 1967 - January 3, 1977
|John C. Kunkel|
|Robert Smith Walker|
|Member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives|
|Born||December 4, 1920|
|Died||January 10, 1985 (aged 64)|
|Alma mater||Franklin & Marshall College Coast Guard Academy|
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. While serving in the state legislature Eshleman served at times as both Minority and Majority Whip. He was elected in 1966 to the 90th Congress, representing the 16th Congressional District in southcentral Pennsylvania. He was re-elected 4 times serving in the 91st, 92nd, 93rd, and 94th Congresses, from January 3, 1967 to January 3, 1977. Retiring for health reasons after 5 terms, he endorsed and was succeeded in Congress by his Administrative Assistant and chief of staff, Robert Smith Walker.
He lived in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, where he died.