Edmund H. Hinshaw

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Not to be confused with Lord Edmund Howard.
Edmund H. Hinshaw.

Edmund Howard Hinshaw (December 8, 1860 – June 15, 1932) was a Republican politician from the U.S. state of Nebraska.

Born in Greensboro, Indiana on December 8, 1860, he graduated from Butler College in Indianapolis, Indiana in 1885. He moved to Fairbury, Nebraska in 1887 and was superintendent of the public schools until 1888 while he studied law. He passed the bar and started practicing in Fairbury.

He became a city clerk in 1889 and attorney for Fairbury in 1890. He was an attorney for Jefferson County from 1895 to 1899. He ran and lost for a house seat in the 56th congress in 1898 and ran and lost for the United States Senate in 1901. He ran and won a house seat as a republican to the 58th and the three succeeding congresses (March 4, 1903 – March 3, 1911).

He did not run for renomination in 1910, instead resuming law practice in Fairbury. He moved to Los Angeles, California in 1912 continuing to practice law. He also ran a chain of movie theaters. He died there on June 15, 1932 and is buried in Forest Lawn Cemetery, Glendale, California. He was the cousin to Illinois representative Edwin B. Brooks.


  1. "The Political Graveyard". Hinshaw, Edmund Howard. Retrieved January 16, 2006. 
  2. "Congressional Bioguide". Hinshaw, Edmund Howard. Retrieved January 16, 2006. 
United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
William Ledyard Stark (P)
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Nebraska's 4th congressional district

March 4, 1903 – March 3, 1911
Succeeded by
Charles Henry Sloan (R)