ERK, Edmund Frederick, (1872 - 1953)


ERK, Edmund Frederick, a Representative from Pennsylvania; born in Allegheny City (now North Side, Pittsburgh), Pa., April 17, 1872; attended the public schools; engaged extensively in newspaper work in Pittsburgh, Pa.; served as secretary to Congressman Stephen G. Porter 1911-1919 and as clerk of the Committee on Foreign Affairs of the United States House of Representatives from June 1, 1919, to November 3, 1930; secretary of the American delegation to the League of Nations Conference at Geneva in 1924 and 1925; elected as a Republican to the Seventy-first Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Stephen G. Porter, at the same time being elected to the Seventy-second Congress, and served from November 4, 1930, to March 3, 1933; unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1932 to the Seventy-third Congress and for election in 1934 to the Seventy-fourth Congress; secretary to Congressman Michael J. Muldowney from March 4, 1933, to January 2, 1935; also an author and compiler; clerk to United States Senator James J. Davis of Pennsylvania from 1939 to 1945; resided in Bethesda, Md., until his death there, December 14, 1953; interment in St. John’s Cemetery, Pittsburgh, Pa.