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Pennsylvania State Senate

Edward J Kessler



Session Year Position District Party
1953 13 Republican
1955 13 Republican
1957 13 Republican
1959 13 Republican
1961 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.