from 1953's Pocket Congressional Directory of the Eighty-Third Congress
|Member of the U.S. House of Representatives|
from Pennsylvania's 11th district
January 3, 1953 – January 3, 1955
|Preceded by||Dan Flood|
|Succeeded by||Dan Flood|
|Mayor of Hazleton, Pennsylvania|
|Preceded by||Maurice Llewellyn|
|Succeeded by||William Steele (acting)|
Edward John Bonin
December 23, 1904
|Died||December 20, 1990 (aged 85)|
Life and careerEdit
Bonin was born in Hazleton, Pennsylvania, of Polish descent. He served in the United States Navy from 1922 to 1926. He graduated from Wyoming Seminary in Kingston, Pennsylvania in 1929, from Dickinson College in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, in 1933, and Temple University Law School in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in 1937. During the Second World War he served in the United States Army. From 1949 to 1952 he was assistant district attorney of Luzerne County, Pennsylvania, and Mayor of Hazleton, from 1951 to 1953.
Bonin was elected in 1952 as a Republican to the 83rd United States Congress, defeating incumbent Democratic Congressman Daniel J. Flood but he was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1954 in a re-match against Flood. After his term in congress, he served as assistant to the Philadelphia Regional Director of the Post Office Department from February 1955 to March 1963, and General Attorney for the Post Office Department in Washington, D.C. from March 1963 to December 1966.
- Edward John Bonin. "Who's Who in Polish America" by Rev. Francis Bolek, Editor-in-Chief; Harbinger House, New York, 1943
- United States Congress. "Edward Bonin (id: B000618)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
- The Political Graveyard
|U.S. House of Representatives|
Daniel J. Flood
| Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 11th congressional district
Daniel J. Flood