EILBERG, Joshua, a Representative from Pennsylvania; born in Philadelphia, Pa.,
February 12, 1921; graduated from Central High School, Philadelphia, Pa., 1936;
B.S., Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pa.; LL.B.,
Temple University School of Law, Philadelphia, Pa.; United States Naval
Reserve; lawyer, private practice; assistant district attorney, city of
Philadelphia, Pa., 1952-1954; member of the Pennsylvania state house of
representatives, 1954-1966, and majority leader, 1965-1966; delegate,
Democratic National Conventions, 1960, 1964, and 1968; Democratic ward leader,
fifty-fourth ward, city of Philadelphia, Pa.; elected as a Democrat to the
Ninetieth and to the five succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1967-January 3,
1979); unsuccessful candidate for reelection to the Ninety-sixth Congress in
1978; died on March 24, 2004 in Philadelphia, Pa.; interment in Montefiore
Cemetery, Fox Chase, Pa.
BibliographyRalph Nader Congress Project.
Citizens Look at Congress: Joshua Eilberg, Democratic Representative
from Pennsylvania. Washington, D. C.: Grossman Publishers,