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Edwin M. Herbst


 

Sessions

Session Office Position District Party
1901-1902 11 Democrat
1903-1904 11 Democrat
1905-1906 11 Democrat
1907-1908 11 Democrat
1909-1910 11 Democrat
1911-1912 11 Democrat
1913-1914 11 Democrat
1915-1916 11 Democrat
 Counties   Berks

Biography

09/10/1857 - 02/17/1919

Doctor Edwin M. Herbst (D11) Berks County 1901-1916

Early Life:

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.

Early Career:

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, K. P.; officer, Oley Castle, No. 119, Knights of the Golden Eagle; past master, Huguenot Lodge, No. 337, Ancient Free and Accepted Masons, of Kutztown; Reading Chapter, Consistory and Commandery; member, Sigma Chi college fraternity. Lutheran.

Pennsylvania Politics:

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.

Legacy:

Great-grandfather, George Schall, member of the Senate of Pennsylvania seventy-five years before, Berks and Schuylkill Counties 1824-1828.

Cited:

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.

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