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Edwin Bell FORSYTHE

(1916-1984)

FORSYTHE, Edwin Bell, a Representative from New Jersey; born in Westtown, Chester County, Pa., January 17, 1916; attended the public schools; secretary, Moorestown, N.J., Board of Adjustment, 1948-1952; member, Moorestown Township Committee, 1953-1962; mayor of Moorestown, 1957-1962; member, executive board of New Jersey State League of Municipalities, 1958-1962; chairman of Moorestown Planning Board, 1962-1963; member, New Jersey State senate, 1964-1970; delegate, New Jersey Constitutional convention, 1966; delegate, Republican National Convention, 1968; elected simultaneously as a Republican to the Ninety-first and to the Ninety-second Congress by special election, to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of United States Representative William Cahill, and reelected to the seven succeeding Congresses (November 3, 1970-March 29, 1984); died in Moorestown, N.J., March 29, 1984; cremated; ashes interred at Union Street Friends Cemetery, Medford, N.J.

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

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