Doctor Edwin M. Herbst (D11) Berks County 1901-1916
Doctor Edwin M. Herbst, born September 10, 1857, Pikesville, Berks County, Pennsylvania; son of George S. Herbst, and Violetta Maurer Herbst; public school education; Keystone State Normal School; Pennsylvania College at Gettysburg, 1875; Jefferson Medical College, M. D., 1878; physician, private practice, Oley Pennsylvania, 1880; married, Lottie Stettler Herbst; elected director, Farmers First National Bank of Boyertown, 1889, cashier, 1907; district committeeman, district delegate, state delegate; chairman, Democratic Committee, Berks County, 1889-1892; Lazaretto Physician, Port of Philadelphia, 1891- 1893; United States Pension Examiner, Reading, 1893-1898; elected, Democrat, Pennsylvania State Senate, 1901-1916; died, February 17, 1919 (aged 61) interment, Friedens Church Cemetery, Oley, Berks County, Pennsylvania.
Elected director, Farmers First National Bank of Boyertown, 1889, cashier, 1907. Lazaretto Physician, Port of Philadelphia, 1891- 1893; United States Pension Examiner, Reading, 1893-1898.
Professional titles; business ownership; board memberships; local government; club memberships:
Minnehaha Lodge, No. 154, K. P.; officer, Oley Castle, No. 119, Knights of the Golden Eagle; past master, Huguenot Lodge, No. 337, Ancient Free and Accepted Masons, of Kutztown; Reading Chapter, Consistory and Commandery; member, Sigma Chi college fraternity. Lutheran.
Elected, Democrat, Pennsylvania State Senate, 11th district, Berks County, 1901-1916; committee assignments: Agriculture, Appropriations, Congressional Apportionment, Education, Forestry, Judicial Apportionment, Law and Order, Library, Military Affairs, Municipal Affairs, Pensions and Gratuities, Public Health and Sanitation.
Great-grandfather, George Schall, member of the Senate of Pennsylvania seventy-five years before, Berks and Schuylkill Counties 1824-1828.
The Pennsylvania Manual, (1916). Miller, H.P., (Compiler). Baker, W.H., (Assistant Compiler). Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, pages 1116, 1123-1126, Biographical Sketches of Senators, page 1094.
Historical and Biographical Annals of Berks County Pennsylvania. Morton Montgomery. Beers Publishing Company, Chicago, 1909.