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Edward John Bonin (December 23, 1904 – December 20, 1990) was a Republican member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Pennsylvania.

Edward Bonin
Edward Bonin (Pennsylvania Congressman).jpg
from 1953's Pocket Congressional Directory of the Eighty-Third Congress
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 11th district
In office
January 3, 1953 – January 3, 1955
Preceded byDan Flood
Succeeded byDan Flood
Mayor of Hazleton, Pennsylvania
In office
Preceded byMaurice Llewellyn
Succeeded byWilliam Steele (acting)
Personal details
Edward John Bonin

(1904-12-23)December 23, 1904
Hazleton, Pennsylvania
DiedDecember 20, 1990(1990-12-20) (aged 85)
Hazleton, Pennsylvania
Political partyRepublican

Life and careerEdit

Bonin was born in Hazleton, Pennsylvania, of Polish descent.[1] 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.

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ Edward John Bonin. "Who's Who in Polish America" by Rev. Francis Bolek, Editor-in-Chief; Harbinger House, New York, 1943

External linksEdit

  • United States Congress. "Edward Bonin (id: B000618)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
  • The Political Graveyard
U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Daniel J. Flood
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 11th congressional district

Succeeded by
Daniel J. Flood