Member Biography

Edward John Kessler 

Member
Sessions Office Position District Party
1951-1952       13 Republican
1953-1954       13 Republican
1955-1956       13 Republican
1957-1958       13 Republican
1959       13 Republican
1960       13 Republican
1961       13 Republican
1962       13 Republican

COUNTIES: Lancaster  


Biography

05/07/1897 - 11/29/1969


Edward John Kessler (R13) Lancaster (Part) County 1951-1962

Early Life:

Edward John Kessler, born May 7, 1897, Allentown, Lehigh County, Pennsylvania; son of Tobias and Elizabeth Krall Kessler; public school education; Franklin and Marshall College, Lancaster, 1920; United States Army Ambulance Service, WWI, 1917-1919; director of labor relations, Armstrong Cork Company, Lancaster; retired; elected, Republican, Pennsylvania State Senate, Special Election, 1951, resigned 1962; died, November 29, 1969 (aged 72), Lancaster, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania; interment, Greenwood Cemetery, Lancaster, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania.

Pennsylvania Politics:

Elected, Republican, Pennsylvania State Senate, 13th district, Lancaster (Part) County, 1951; Special Election, vacancy, unexpired term, Frederick L. Homsher, deceased, May 3, 1950, elected, November 8, 1950; 1951 resigned, September 1962, Richard Snyder seated, November 11, 1962.    

Cited:

Cox, Harold. "Senate Members K"Wilkes University Election Statistics Project. Wilkes University.

Edward John Kessler (1897-1969) - Find a Grave Memorial