Edmund H. Hinshaw

Edmund Howard Hinshaw (December 8, 1860 – June 15, 1932) was an American Republican Party politician.

Edmund H. Hinshaw
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Nebraska's 4th district
In office
March 4, 1903 – March 3, 1911
Preceded byWilliam Ledyard Stark
Succeeded byCharles Henry Sloan
Personal details
Born(1860-12-08)December 8, 1860
Greensboro, Indiana
DiedJune 15, 1932(1932-06-15) (aged 71)
Los Angeles, California
Political partyRepublican

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 of 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. "Hinshaw, Edmund Howard". The Political Graveyard. Archived from the original on 2005-12-24. Retrieved January 16, 2006.
  2. "Hinshaw, Edmund Howard". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. Retrieved January 16, 2006.
U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Nebraska's 4th congressional district

March 4, 1903 – March 3, 1911
Succeeded by