HOWARD, Edgar, (1858 - 1951)


Campaign button, 1922-1934, Collection of U.S. House of Representatives

HOWARD, Edgar, a Representative from Nebraska; born in Osceola, Clarke County, Iowa, September 16, 1858; attended the common schools, Western Collegiate Institute, and Iowa College of Law; reporter and city editor of various newspapers until 1884; editor of the Papillion (Nebr.) Times 1884-1900; was admitted to the bar in 1886 and commenced practice in Papillion, Nebr.; member of the State house of representatives 1894-1896; probate judge of Sarpy County 1896-1900; delegate to the Democratic National Convention in 1896; purchased the Weekly Telegram of Columbus, Nebr., in 1900 and made it a daily publication in 1922; Lieutenant Governor of Nebraska 1917-1919; elected as a Democrat to the Sixty-eighth and to the five succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1923-January 3, 1935); chairman, Committee on Indian Affairs (Seventy-second and Seventy-third Congresses); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1934 to the Seventy-fourth Congress and for election in 1938 to the Seventy-sixth Congress; resumed the newspaper publishing business in Columbus, Nebr., where he died July 19, 1951; interment in Columbus Cemetery.