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Ed Pease

Profile - Ed Pease

Edward Allen Pease, an Eagle Scout, has served the Order of the Arrow and Scouting for many years. Ed was appointed to the National OA Committee in 1984 and has held a variety of positions at National Conferences and on the National OA Committee. In 1990, Ed was appointed to be Vice Chairman for Finance and in 1993 he became the Chairman of the National OA Committee for seven years serving until 2000.  In 2012 Ed was recognized for his years of service with the Order's fifth Lifetime Achievement Award.

Some of his past positions in Scouting have included, camp staff Director, and Council President, Wabash Valley Council, Associate Lodge Adviser, Section EC-4A Adviser, East Central Region Order of the Arrow chairman and member of the National Advisory Board of the BSA.

As a youth, Ed received the God and Country Award and in 1969, he served as Deputy Conference Vice Chief (DCVC) for Administration at the National Order of the Arrow Conference. He has been honored as an adult with the Distinguished Eagle Scout Award, the Silver Antelope Award and the Silver Buffalo Award.

As legal counsel for Indiana State University and a former Indiana state senator, he developed a wealth of skills for working cooperatively within the BSA national organization and the Order of the Arrow. Ed served in the Unites States House of Representatives from 1997 to 2001.

His tenure in Congress was defined by significant accomplishments such as increasing Indiana's share of transportation funding, increasing the investment in the US military, saving the historic downtown Federal Building in Terre Haute, Indiana, and serving on the House Judiciary Committee that introduced the Articles of Impeachment for President Bill Clinton.

After leaving Congress, Pease became Senior Vice President of Government Relations for Rolls-Royce PLC North America.