Constantine Jacob Erdman

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Constantine J. Erdman
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 9th district
In office
March 4, 1893 – March 3, 1897
Preceded byDavid B. Brunner
Succeeded byDaniel Ermentrout
Personal details
Born(1846-09-04)September 4, 1846
Upper Saucon Township, Pennsylvania, U.S.
DiedJanuary 15, 1911(1911-01-15) (aged 64)
Allentown, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Political partyDemocratic
Alma materPennsylvania College

Constantine Jacob Erdman (September 4, 1846 – January 15, 1911) was a Democratic member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Pennsylvania.


Constantine J. Erdman (grandson of Jacob Erdman) was born in Upper Saucon Township, Pennsylvania, near Allentown, Pennsylvania. He attended the common schools of the district and a classical school in Quakertown, Pennsylvania. He graduated from Pennsylvania College in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, in 1865. He studied law, was admitted to the bar in 1867 and practiced in Allentown. He was elected district attorney in 1874. He served as adjutant of the Fourth Regiment, Pennsylvania National Guard, during the riots at Reading, Pennsylvania, in 1877.[citation needed]

Erdman was elected as a Democrat to the Fifty-third and Fifty-fourth Congresses. He was not a candidate for reelection in 1896. He resumed the practice of law in Allentown. He served as a trustee of Muhlenberg College at Allentown. He was president of the Coplay Cement Manufacturing Co., the Allentown & Coopersburg Turnpike Co., and the Allen Fire Insurance Co. for many years. He died in Allentown in 1911 and was interred in Fairview Cemetery.[citation needed]


  • United States Congress. "Constantine Jacob Erdman (id: E000199)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
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U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
David B. Brunner
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 9th congressional district

Succeeded by
Daniel Ermentrout