Edwin received his undergraduate degree and his Jurist Doctorate from Wayne State University in Detroit. From there he served for 21 years with the State of Michigan Department of Attorney General under Frank Kelley where he was a national expert in consumer protection and anti-trust law and helped pass the Michigan Consumer Protection Act and the Item Pricing Law. Following several years in private practice he served as a Federal Administrative Law Judge for the Department of Homeland Security. Edwin also served in the U.S. Army Security Agency and the NSA from 1957-1960 where he was a Chinese Linguist. He was an Adjunct Professor at Cooley Law School and a former president of their Legal Author’s Society. Edwin was a longtime member of the Kehillat Israel Congregation in Lansing.
Surviving are his wife of almost 53 years, Paula Bladen; two sons, Philip (Stacie) Bladen, and Jeffrey (Margot Palley) Bladen along with four grandchildren, Sydney, Abigail, Tess, and Tabitha. Edwin was preceded in death by his daughter, Sara M. Bladen in 2009.
Funeral services will be held at 12:00 p.m. on Thursday, June 18, 2015, at the Estes-Leadley Greater Lansing Chapel. Interment will follow at Evergreen Cemetery in Lansing.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions, in memory of Edwin, may be made to the Southern Poverty Law Center or the charity of one’s choice.