Edgar, a Democrat, was elected in 1974 in a large class of newcomers that came to Washington following the Watergate scandal. His political career ended after he lost a U.S. Senate campaign in 1986 to Arlen Specter.
He had maintained an active travel schedule with Common Cause until his death, advocating for open government.
Edgar also served as secretary general of the National Council of Churches from 2000 to 2007.
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