Edmund Howard HINSHAW, Congress, NE (1860-1932)


HINSHAW, Edmund Howard, (cousin of Edwin Bruce Brooks), a Representative from Nebraska; born in Greensboro, Henry County, Ind., December 8, 1860; attended the common schools and was graduated from Butler College, Indianapolis, in 1885; moved to Fairbury, Nebr., in 1887; superintendent of the public schools in 1887 and 1888; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1888 and commenced practice in Fairbury; city clerk and attorney of Fairbury in 1889 and 1890; attorney of Jefferson County 1895-1899; unsuccessful candidate for election in 1898 to the Fifty-sixth Congress and in 1901 to the United States Senate; elected as a Republican to the Fifty-eighth and to the three succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1903-March 3, 1911); was not a candidate for renomination in 1910; resumed the practice of law in Fairbury, Nebr.; moved to Los Angeles, Calif., in 1912 and continued the practice of his profession; also engaged in the operation of a chain of motion-picture theaters; died in Los Angeles, Calif., on June 15, 1932; interment in Forest Lawn Cemetery, Glendale, Calif.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present