Edward K. Valentine

Edward Kimble Valentine (June 1, 1843 – April 11, 1916) was an American Republican Party politician.

Edward K. Valentine
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Sergeant at Arms of the United States Senate
In office
June 30, 1890 – August 7, 1893
Preceded byWilliam P. Canaday
Succeeded byRichard J. Bright
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Nebraska's 3rd district
In office
March 4, 1883 – March 3, 1885
Preceded byDistrict created
Succeeded byGeorge Washington Emery Dorsey
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Nebraska's at-large district
In office
March 4, 1879 – March 3, 1883
Preceded byThomas Jefferson Majors
Succeeded byDistrict abolished
Personal details
Born(1843-06-01)June 1, 1843
Keosauqua, Iowa
DiedApril 11, 1916(1916-04-11) (aged 72)
Chicago, Illinois
Political partyRepublican


Born in Keosauqua, Iowa, he attended common schools and learned to become a printer. During the Civil War he was a member in the Union army served in the Illinois Volunteer Infantry in the Sixty-seventh Regiment. He was promoted to second lieutenant and then honorably discharged. He reenlisted in the spring of 1863 as a private in the Seventh Iowa Volunteer Cavalry. He was promoted to adjutant of the regiment and served until 1866.[1]

He settled in Omaha, Nebraska in 1866. He was appointed register of the United States land office in West Point, Nebraska serving from May 17, 1869, to September 30, 1871. He studied law and was admitted to the bar in 1869, setting up practice in West Point.

He was elected judge to the sixth judicial district in 1875. He ran in Nebraska at-large for the Forty-sixth and Forty-seventh congress, being elected as a Republican both times. He was elected to the newly created 3rd district of Nebraska to the Forty-eighth Congresses. In all he served from March 4, 1879, to March 3, 1885. During his time in the Forty-seventh Congress he was the chairman of the U.S. House Committee on Agriculture. He declined to be a candidate for renomination in 1884. He was the United States Senate Sergeant at Arms from June 30, 1890 to August 6, 1893. After that he resumed practicing law in West Point. He retired to Chicago, Illinois in 1908, where he later died. He was buried in Union Ridge Cemetery, Norwood Park, Illinois.


Valentine, Nebraska is named for him.[2]

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "VALENTINE, Edward Kimble". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. Retrieved 2011-01-17.
  2. ^ E.K.Valentine Valentine municipal website, 2007. Accessed May 11, 2007.


  1. "Valentine, Edward Kimble". The Political Graveyard. Retrieved January 19, 2006.
U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Thomas Jefferson Majors
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Nebraska's at-large congressional district

March 4, 1879 – March 3, 1883
Succeeded by
Seat abolished
Preceded by
Seat created
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Nebraska's 3rd congressional district

March 4, 1883 – March 3, 1885
Succeeded by
George W. E. Dorsey
Political offices
Preceded by
William P. Canaday
Sergeant at Arms of the United States Senate
Succeeded by
Richard J. Bright