Member Biography

Edward J Kessler 

Sessions Office Position District Party
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  


1897 - 1969

Born in Allentown, Pa., May 7, 1897, Edward J. Kessler was the son of Tobias and Elizabeth Krall Kessler. He was educated in public schools and graduated from Franklin and Marshall College, Lancaster, in 1920. He served in the US Army Ambulance Service, WWI, 1917-1919; was the director of labor relations for Armstrong Cork Co., Lancaster; retired and elected to the state Senate to fill the unexpired term of Frederick L. Homsher, deceased; was reelected in 1956 and 1960. He resigned in 1962, midterm. The Hon. Edward J. Kessler died on Nov. 29, 1969.