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Edward Lowber Stokes (September 29, 1880 – November 8, 1964) was a Republican member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Pennsylvania.

Edward L. Stokes was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He graduated from St. Paul's School in Concord, New Hampshire. He was employed as a clerk for a trust company and later engaged as an investment dealer. He was an unsuccessful candidate for election to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives in 1930.

Stokes was elected as a Republican to the 72nd Congress in 1931 to fill the vacancy caused by the death of George S. Graham and served until 1935. He was not a candidate for renomination because he was a gubernatorial candidate in 1934. He was again a candidate for Congress in 1950, and a candidate for mayor and councilman at large in 1952. He remained engaged in investment banking until his retirement in 1955.

U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
George S. Graham
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 2nd congressional district

Succeeded by
James M. Beck
Preceded by
Robert L. Davis
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 6th congressional district

Succeeded by
Michael J. Stack


  • United States Congress. "Edward L. Stokes (id: S000946)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
  • The Political Graveyard