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Edwin Duing Eshleman (December 4, 1920 – January 10, 1985) was an American politician who represented Pennsylvania in the United States House of Representatives as a Republican from 1967 to 1977.

Edwin D. Eshleman
Edwin D. Eshleman.jpg
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 16th district
In office
January 3, 1967 – January 3, 1977
Preceded byJohn C. Kunkel
Succeeded byRobert Smith Walker
Member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives
In office
Personal details
Born(1920-12-04)December 4, 1920
Quarryville, Pennsylvania
DiedJanuary 10, 1985(1985-01-10) (aged 64)
Lancaster, Pennsylvania
Political partyRepublican
Alma materFranklin & Marshall College Coast Guard Academy


He was born in Quarryville, Pennsylvania and attended Franklin and Marshall College, receiving a B.S. in 1942. He later studied at Temple University. During World War II, he served as a lieutenant in the United States Coast Guard. After the war, he taught school then was elected to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives, serving from 1954 to 1966. While serving in the state legislature Eshleman served at times as both Minority and Majority Whip. He was elected in 1966 to the 90th Congress, representing the 16th Congressional District in southcentral Pennsylvania. He was re-elected 4 times serving in the 91st, 92nd, 93rd, and 94th Congresses, from January 3, 1967 to January 3, 1977. Retiring for health reasons after 5 terms, he endorsed and was succeeded in Congress by his Administrative Assistant and chief of staff, Robert Smith Walker.

He lived in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, where he died.


  • United States Congress. "Edwin Duing Eshleman (id: E000214)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. Retrieved on 2009-01-24
U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
John C. Kunkel
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 16th congressional district

Succeeded by
Robert S. Walker