Edelman is a surname and may refer to:

  • David Louis Edelman (born 1971), American science fiction author
  • Edmund D. Edelman, Los Angeles, California, politician
  • Eric S. Edelman, U.S. ambassador to the Republic of Turkey), Under Secretary of Defense for Policy (2005–)
  • Gerald Edelman (born 1929), biologist, 1972 Nobel Prize (Physiology/Medicine) for work on the immune system
  • Gregg Edelman (born 1958), American movie, television and theatre actor
  • Herb Edelman (1933–1996), American actor
  • Jason Edelman (born 1981), New Jersey native, graduate of Stevens Institute of Technology, and currently living the American Dream
  • Judith Edelman (born 1964), contemporary American bluegrass/folk musician
  • Julian Edelman (born 1986), NFL player for the New England Patriots
  • Lee Edelman (born 1953), professor and chair of the English Department at Tufts University
  • Marek Edelman (1922–2009), political and social activist, cardiologist, and the last living leader of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising
  • Marian Wright Edelman (Marian Wright) (born 1939), founder and president of the Children's Defense Fund and wife of Peter Edelman
  • Maurice Edelman (1911–1975), British politician and novelist
  • Murray Edelman (1919–2001), American political scientist
  • Natan Eidelman (1930–1989), Russian author and historian
  • Nufar Edelman (born 1982), Israeli Olympic sailor
  • Peter Edelman (born 1938), lawyer, policy maker, and law professor at Georgetown University Law Center and husband of Marian Wright Edelman
  • Randy Edelman (born 1947), American music composer
  • Richard Edelman (born 1954), president and CEO of public relations firm Edelman
  • Scott Edelman (born 1955), American science fiction and fantasy writer and editor

Edelman may also refer to:

  • Edelman (firm), an American public relations firm
  • Edelman v. Jordan, 1974 United States Supreme Court (11th amendment)

Famous quotes containing the word edelman:

    The legacies that parents and church and teachers left to my generation of Black children were priceless but not material: a living faith reflected in daily service, the discipline of hard work and stick-to-itiveness, and a capacity to struggle in the face of adversity.
    —Marian Wright Edelman (20th century)

    You must put fear out of your mind. Confront it with the belief that the past is over with, that a new life lies ahead.
    —Edward T. Lowe. Erle C. Kenton. Dr. Edelman (Onslow Stevens)

    I am fooling only myself when I say my mother exists now only in the photograph on my bulletin board or in the outline of my hand or in the armful of memories I still hold tight. She lives on in everything I do. Her presence influenced who I was, and her absence influences who I am. Our lives are shaped as much by those who leave us as they are by those who stay. Loss is our legacy. Insight is our gift. Memory is our guide.
    —Hope Edelman (20th century)