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, Knights of Pythias; officer, Oley Castle, No. 119, Knights of the Golden Eagle; 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.
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.