Edwin B. Forsythe

Edwin Bell Forsythe ( born January 17, 1916 in Westtown, Chester County, Pennsylvania, † March 29, 1984 in Moorestown, New Jersey ) was an American politician. Between 1970 and 1984 he represented the State of New Jersey in the U.S. House of Representatives.


Edwin Forsythe attended the public schools of his home. Then he began a political career as a member of the Republican Party. Between 1948 and 1952 he was a member of the Regulatory Board ( Board of Adjustment ) of the city Moorestown. From 1953 to 1962 he was there council and 1957-1962 in addition also mayor. At the same time, Forsythe was one of the Cities of New Jersey ( State League of Municipalities ). In the years 1962 and 1963 he headed the planning committee in Moorestown. Between 1964 and 1970, Forsythe was in the New Jersey Senate, which he was president in 1968. In 1966, he also acted in a commission for the revision of the Constitution of New Jersey; in August 1968 he was a delegate to the Republican National Convention in Miami Beach, was nominated to the Richard Nixon as a presidential candidate.

Following the resignation of Mr William T. Cahill, who moved to the post of governor of New Jersey, Edwin Forsythe was in the due election for the sixth seat of his state as his successor in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he took up his new mandate on November 3, 1970. After a total of eight re- election he was able to remain until his death on 29 March 1984 in Congress. Since 1983 he represented as a successor to Jim Courter the 13th District of New Jersey. In his time as an MP were among others, the end of the Vietnam War and the Watergate scandal. After his death, his mandate was to Jim Saxton.