Edward A. Gilbert

Edward Addison Gilbert (July 6, 1854 – March 13, 1935) (often referred to as "E.A. Gilbert") was a Nebraska politician who served as lieutenant governor from 1899 until 1901 under Governor William A. Poynter. He also served as a Republican in the Nebraska legislature in 1889.[1] In 1900, he was nominated for a second term as lieutenant governor as a Silver Republican aligned with the Populists,[2] and directly as a Populist in 1902[3] but did not prevail.

Gilbert was born in Illinois and moved from Macoupin County, Illinois to York County, Nebraska in 1884.[4] He married Louise May on January 1, 1878 in Carlinville, Illinois.[5] He died in Long Beach, California on March 13, 1935 at the age of 80.[6]


  1. ^ "Populism, progressivism, and the transformation of Nebraska politics, 1885-1915 - Robert W. Cherny, University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Center for Great Plains Studies - Google Books". Books.google.com. 1981-02-01. Retrieved 2018-12-27.
  2. ^ (13 July 1900). Nebraska's Fusion Ticket, The New York Times
  3. ^ (19 October 1902). Elections in Forty-Two States Nov. 4, The New York Times
  4. ^ History of York
  5. ^ McClure, James Alexander. The McClure Family, p. 116 (1914)
  6. ^ "Edward A. Gilbert Dies". The Nebraska State Journal. Lincoln, Nebraska. March 15, 1935. p. 17. Retrieved December 27, 2018.
Political offices
Preceded by
James E. Harris
Lieutenant Governor of Nebraska
Succeeded by
Ezra P. Savage