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May 5, 1990 | JOHN DART, TIMES RELIGION WRITER
The Rev. Robert W. Edgar, who served as a Democratic congressman from Pennsylvania for 12 years, says he is likely to speak his mind on a variety of social justice issues after he takes over in July as president of the School of Theology at Claremont. That would be a major departure from the low-profile stances of the three previous presidents at the the United Methodist-related seminary since it moved from the USC campus to Claremont in 1957. But outgoing President Richard W.
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April 23, 2013
Robert W. Edgar Six-term Pennsylvania congressman Robert W. Edgar, 69, who represented Pennsylvania for six terms in the House of Representatives, served as president of the Claremont School of Theology and went on to lead the public interest group Common Cause, died Tuesday after collapsing while exercising on a treadmill at his home in Burke, Va., according to his wife, Merle. Edgar, a liberal Democrat, was elected in 1974 in a large class of newcomers that went to Washington after the Watergate scandal.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 23, 2013
Robert W. Edgar Six-term Pennsylvania congressman Robert W. Edgar, 69, who represented Pennsylvania for six terms in the House of Representatives, served as president of the Claremont School of Theology and went on to lead the public interest group Common Cause, died Tuesday after collapsing while exercising on a treadmill at his home in Burke, Va., according to his wife, Merle. Edgar, a liberal Democrat, was elected in 1974 in a large class of newcomers that went to Washington after the Watergate scandal.
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May 5, 1990 | JOHN DART, TIMES RELIGION WRITER
The Rev. Robert W. Edgar, who served as a Democratic congressman from Pennsylvania for 12 years, says he is likely to speak his mind on a variety of social justice issues after he takes over in July as president of the School of Theology at Claremont. That would be a major departure from the low-profile stances of the three previous presidents at the the United Methodist-related seminary since it moved from the USC campus to Claremont in 1957. But outgoing President Richard W.
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April 19, 1990
Robert W. Edgar, a Methodist minister and former member of the U.S. House of Representatives, has been named president of the School of Theology at Claremont. Edgar, 46, served from 1975 to 1987 as a Pennsylvania congressman. He received a master of divinity from Drew University Theological School, a bachelor of arts degree from Lycoming College and a certificate in pastoral psychology from Hahnemann Hospital in Pennsylvania.
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April 14, 1990
Robert W. Edgar, an ordained United Methodist minister and former six-term Democratic Congressman from Pennsylvania, has been named president of the School of Theology at Claremont, it was announced this week. Edgar, who holds a Master of Divinity degree from Drew University Theological School, pastored several churches in and around Philadelphia and was chaplain at Drexel University in that city before being elected to the House of Representatives in 1975.
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May 13, 2000 | TERESA WATANABE
Services honoring women and motherhood will be held this Mother's Day weekend in venues around the Southland. The programs include a "Women's Day" of prayer today from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Holy Spirit Retreat Center, 4316 Lanai Road, Encino. Individual and group prayer, music, praise and a luncheon will be featured. Photographs and mementos of special women in participants' lives are requested. Tickets are $40.
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January 27, 2000 | ROBERT L. JACKSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The National Council of Churches, which has plunged into the middle of the Elian Gonzalez case, is a controversial organization that often has espoused liberal causes. Critics accuse it of having been too cozy with Marxist governments abroad.
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March 15, 2003 | Aparna Kumar, Times Staff Writer
A group representing 74 former members of Congress on Friday urged the Bush administration to "pull back from the brink of war" with Iraq and give U.N. inspectors "a chance to continue their work." The group, made up overwhelmingly of Democrats, spoke out as antiwar demonstrations were being planned for today and Sunday in Washington and in cities around the world.
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November 10, 2004 | Larry B. Stammer, Times Staff Writer
In the face of plans by Christian conservatives to capitalize on President Bush's reelection, moderate and liberal Christian religious leaders pressed Tuesday for a new national debate to define morality. Same-sex marriage and abortion emerged as primary issues in the election, but liberals and moderates said Tuesday that they didn't want the nation to lose sight of broader ethical questions such as poverty, economic and social justice, and the war in Iraq.
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