Edmund B Hardenbergh
Edmund Hardenbergh of Honesdale, was born at Wilsonville, Wayne Co., Pa. on July 31, 1846; educated at the public schools; worked as a brakeman on the Erie Railroad at 17; learned the business of railroading, and pursued his career as a passenger conductor on the New York, Lake Erie and Western Railroad; moved to Honesdale; he served as a member of the House of Representatives during the sessions of 1885 and 1887; chaired the Republican county committee, 1891-1892; was elected to state Senate in November 1894. He resigned his Senate seat in 1901, accepting the position of Auditor General of Pennsylvania, which he served through 1904. He was a member of the 1904 Republican National Convention; and was elected as president of the Citizen Publishing Co. of Honesdale. He was later implicated in misdeeds during the Capitol Graft Scandal in 1906. He died at home in Honesdale in 1919.
Erie Railroad Magazine, May, 1919; Smulls, 1901; Prominent and Progressive Pennsylvanians, v.2