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Robert William EDGAR

(1943- )

EDGAR, Robert William, a Representative from Pennsylvania; born in Philadelphia, Pa., May 29, 1943; attended public schools in Springfield, Pa.; B.A., Lycoming College, Williamsport, Pa., 1965; Master of Divinity, Drew University Theological School, Madison, N.J., 1968; certificate in pastoral psychiatry, Hahnemann Medical College and Hospital, Philadelphia, Pa., 1969; ordained a United Methodist minister, 1968; served as United Protestant Chaplain of Drexel University in Philadelphia, 1971-1974; elected as a Democrat to the Ninety-fourth and to the five succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1975-January 3, 1987); was not a candidate for reelection in 1986, but was an unsuccessful candidate for the United States Senate; special assistant to Rep. William H. Gray, III, 1988; is a resident of Annandale, Va.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present

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