Edward Kimble VALENTINE, Congress, NE (1843-1916)


VALENTINE, Edward Kimble, a Representative from Nebraska; born in Keosauqua, Van Buren County, Iowa, June 1, 1843; attended the common schools; learned the trade of a printer; during the Civil War enlisted in the Union Army and served in the Sixty-seventh Regiment, Illinois Volunteer Infantry; promoted to second lieutenant and honorably discharged; in the spring of 1863 reenlisted as a private in the Seventh Iowa Volunteer Cavalry; promoted to adjutant of the regiment and served until June 1866; settled in Omaha, Nebr., in 1866; appointed register of the United States land office at West Point, Nebr., and served from May 17, 1869, to September 30, 1871; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1869 and commenced practice at West Point, Nebr.; elected judge of the sixth judicial district in 1875; elected as a Republican to the Forty-sixth, Forty-seventh, and Forty-eighth Congresses (March 4, 1879-March 3, 1885); chairman, Committee on Agriculture (Forty-seventh Congress); declined to be a candidate for renomination in 1884; Sergeant-at-Arms of the United States Senate from June 30, 1890, to August 6, 1893; resumed the practice of law in West Point, Nebr.; moved to Chicago, Ill., in 1908 and lived in retirement until his death April 11, 1916; interment in Union Ridge Cemetery, Norwood Park, Ill.

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