VALENTINE, Edward Kimble (1843-1916)

VALENTINE, EDWARD KIMBLE, a Representative from Nebraska; born in Keosauqua, Van Buren County, Iowa, June 1, 1843; attended the common schools; learned the trade of a printer; during the Civil War enlisted in the Union Army and served in the Sixty-seventh Regiment, Illinois Volunteer Infantry; promoted to second lieutenant and honorably discharged; in the spring of 1863 reenlisted as a private in the Seventh Iowa Volunteer Cavalry; promoted to adjutant of the regiment and served until June 1866; settled in Omaha, Nebr., in 1866; appointed register of the United States land office at West Point, Nebr., and served from May 17, 1869, to September 30, 1871; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1869 and commenced practice at West Point, Nebr.; elected judge of the sixth judicial district in 1875; elected as a Republican to the Forty-sixth, Forty-seventh, and Forty-eighth Congresses (March 4, 1879-March 3, 1885); chairman, Committee on Agriculture (Forty-seventh Congress); declined to be a candidate for renomination in 1884; Sergeant-at-Arms of the United States Senate from June 30, 1890, to August 6, 1893; resumed the practice of law in West Point, Nebr.; moved to Chicago, Ill., in 1908 and lived in retirement until his death April 11, 1916; interment in Union Ridge Cemetery, Norwood Park, Ill.

Chattanooga-Hamilton County Bicentennial Library
Chattanooga, TN
Papers: ca. 1851-1957, 1 item.
An autograph album from Edward Valentine containing signatures of presidents, legislators, foreign ministers, writers, clergy, and others, and poetry. Persons represented include Abraham Lincoln, Millard Fillmore, Zachary Taylor, James Buchanan, Ulysses S. Grant, Jefferson Davis, Mary E. Walker, Richard Nixon, Dwight Eisenhower, Isabella Hooker, Daniel Webster, Cornelius Vanderbilt, Winfield Scott, Samuel Houston, and Edward Clark.