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Constantine Jacob Erdman

Born on 1846, died in 1911.
State: Pennsylvania.
Party: Republican.
Member: Representative.

  • (grandson of Jacob Erdman), a Representative from Pennsylvania.
  • Born in Upper Saucon Township, near Allentown, Lehigh County, Pa., September 4, 1846.
  • Attended the common schools of the district and a classical school in Quakerstown, Pa.
  • Was graduated from Pennsylvania College, Gettysburg, Pa., in 1865.
  • Studied law.
  • Was admitted to the bar in 1867 and practiced in Allentown, Pa.
  • Elected district attorney in 1874.
  • Adjutant of the Fourth Regiment, National Guard of Pennsylvania, during the riots at Reading in 1877.
  • Elected as a Democrat to the Fifty-third and Fifty-fourth Congresses (March 4, 1893-March 3, 1897).
  • Was not a candidate for reelection in 1896.
  • Resumed the practice of law in Allentown.
  • Trustee of Muhlenberg College at Allentown.
  • President of the Coplay Cement Manufacturing Co., the Allentown & Coopersburg Turnpike Co., and the Allen Fire Insurance Co. for many years.
  • Died in Allentown, Pa., January 15, 1911.

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