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Robert W. Edgar was a Democrat from Pennsylvania who served in the House of Representatives from 1975-1986. During his time in Congress, Edgar sought to improve public transportation, authored the community Right to Know provisions of Super Fund legislation, and co-authored the G.I. Bill for all volunteer service. He also served as a member of the House Select Committee on Assassinations that investigated political assassinations like those of John F. Kennedy and Martin Luther King, Jr. Edgar ran for the Senate in 1986, but lost the general election to Arlen Specter.