FORSYTHE, Edwin Bell (1916-1984)

FORSYTHE, EDWIN BELL, a Representative from New Jersey; born in Westtown, Chester County, Pa., January 17, 1916; attended the public schools; secretary, Moorestown, N.J., Board of Adjustment, 1948-1952; member, Moorestown Township Committee, 1953-1962; mayor of Moorestown, 1957-1962; member, executive board of New Jersey State League of Municipalities, 1958-1962; chairman of Moorestown Planning Board, 1962-1963; member, New Jersey State senate, 1964-1970; delegate, New Jersey Constitutional convention, 1966; delegate, Republican National Convention, 1968; elected simultaneously as a Republican to the Ninety-first and to the Ninety-second Congress by special election, to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of United States Representative William Cahill, and reelected to the seven succeeding Congresses (November 3, 1970-March 29, 1984); died in Moorestown, N.J., March 29, 1984; cremated; ashes interred at Union Street Friends Cemetery, Medford, N.J.

Historical Society of Moorestown
Moorestown, NJ
Papers: ca. 1970s, 1 envelope.
Christmas greeting cards and Christmas letters to Edwin Bell Forsythe's constituents; political advertising from his congressional campaigns; endorsement of Mike Conda for state senator; newspaper and magazine articles; and autographed photo of Forsythe surrounded by a large group of students.


Rutgers University Libraries
Special Collections and University Archives
New Brunswick, NJ
Papers: 1968-1984, approximately 151 cubic feet.
The congressional papers of Edwin Bell Forsythe include correspondence, legislative files, materials related to committee assignments, agency files, project files, speeches and related material, voting record, campaign files, press releases and newsletters, photographs and memorabilia.

  • Ralph Nader Congress Project. Citizens Look at Congress: Edwin B. Forsythe, Republican Representative from New Jersey. Washington, D. C.: Grossman Publishers, 1972.