Edwin O. Stanard

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Edwin Obed Stanard
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Missouri's 1st district
In office
March 4, 1873 – March 3, 1875
Preceded byErastus Wells
Succeeded byEdward C. Kehr
14th Lieutenant Governor of Missouri
In office
GovernorJoseph W. McClurg
Preceded byGeorge Smith
Succeeded byJoseph J. Gravely
Personal details
BornJanuary 5, 1832
Newport, New Hampshire, USA
DiedMarch 12, 1914(1914-03-12) (aged 82)
St. Louis, Missouri, USA
Political partyRepublican
Spouse(s)Esther Ann Kauffman Stanard
ProfessionPolitician, Businessman, Teacher

Edwin Obed Stanard (January 5, 1832 – March 12, 1914) was a nineteenth-century politician, businessman and teacher from Missouri.


Born in Newport, New Hampshire, Stanard moved to Iowa Territory with his parents in 1836, completed preparatory studies and moved to St. Louis, Missouri in 1853. He taught school in Illinois in 1854 and 1855, graduated from St. Louis Commercial College in 1855, engaged in the commission business in 1856 and later in the milling business in St. Louis. Stanard was elected a Republican to be the 14th Lieutenant Governor of Missouri in 1868, serving from 1869 to 1871, and was elected to the United States House of Representatives in 1872, serving from 1873 to 1875, being unsuccessful for reelection in 1874. Afterward, he engaged in the manufacturing of flour until his death in St. Louis, Missouri on March 12, 1914. He was interred in Bellefontaine Cemetery in St. Louis.

External links[edit]

  • United States Congress. "Edwin O. Stanard (id: S000787)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
  • Edwin O. Stanard at Find a Grave
Political offices
Preceded by
George Smith
Lieutenant Governor of Missouri
Succeeded by
Joseph J. Gravely
U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Erastus Wells
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Missouri's 1st congressional district

March 4, 1873 – March 3, 1875
Succeeded by
Edward C. Kehr