Bob Edgar was a Congressman from Pennsylvania, a minister, and current President of Common Cause. I met Bob during his first campaign for congress; he brought me into the Democratic Party and politicts in general. He will be missed.
From the Common Cause web site: http://www.commoncause.org/...
"Bob Edgar, 1943-2013
Common Cause and the Common Cause family are grieving today at the loss of our president, Bob Edgar. Bob, who was 69, died suddenly at his home in Northern Virginia. Our thoughts and prayers are with his wife, Merle, and family.
All of us who were fortunate enough to know and work with him hope that some day we will find words that come close to expressing how much Bob meant to this organization and to each of us personally."