Member Biography

Edward Coleman 

Sessions Office Position District Party
1820-1821       4 Federalist
1821-1822       4 Federalist
1822-1823       4 Federalist
1823-1824       4 Federalist

COUNTIES: Lancaster  


07/04/1792 - 06/06/1841

Edward Coleman (Federalist4) Lancaster County 1820-1824

Early Life:

Edward Coleman, born July 4, 1792, Elizabeth Farms (now, Elizabethtown), Lancaster, Pennsylvania, son of Robert and Anne Caroline (Old) Coleman; classical education; married, Mary Jane Ross, 1816, children, Anne Ross Coleman, Harriet Coleman; Pennsylvania State House of Representatives, 1818-1820; Pennsylvania State Senate, 1820-1824; unsuccessful campaign, Pennsylvania State Senate, 1824; died, June 6, 1841, Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania; interment, Laurel Hill Cemetery, Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania.

Professional titles; business ownership; board memberships; local government; club memberships:

Charter trustee, Lancaster County Academy, 1827; financial officer, Conestoga Navigation Company.

Pennsylvania Politics:

Elected, Federalist, Pennsylvania State House of Representatives, 1818-1820.

Elected, Federalist, Pennsylvania State Senate, 4th district, Lancaster County, 1820-1824.

Unsuccessful campaign, Pennsylvania State Senate, 7th district, 1824. 

Pennsylvania House of Representatives Biography:

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Father, Robert Coleman, delegate, State Convention which ratified the Constitution of the United States; member, Pennsylvania Assembly, 1783; associate judge of Lancaster County; successful ironmaster of Lancaster County, owner of Hopewell Forge. Second Lieutenant, 1776, First Lieutenant, 1793, Captain, 1794.

Conestoga Navigation Company, named, Steamboat Edward Coleman in his honor.


Cox, Harold "Senate Members "C"Wilkes University Election Statistics ProjectWilkes University.

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