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Hon. Edwin B. Hinds


Posted By: Shary Ferrall
Date: 12/5/2006 at 10:00:05

Hon. Edwin B. Hinds, Odell, Nebraska

One of the three stanch republicans from Gage county, the thirty-second representative district, was born in Vermont in 1842. In 1855 he came with his father's family to Clayton county, Iowa. In 1862 he enlisted in the 1st Iowa Cavalry, with which he served three and a half years, receiving his discharge at Austin, Texas. It was while in the army he cast his first ballot voting the republican ticket for Lincoln. After clerking in a store for two years, he became a successful farmer in Allamakee county, Iowa. In 1881 he moved to Odell, Gage county, Nebraska, where he still resides. Here he first engaged in the hardware business, and for the last two and a half years has been dealing in real estate and taking farm loans. Mr. Hinds has always been a progressive citizen, and a strong republican. He has been a member of the board of education in his district since its organization, and treasurer for the last ten years. Recently he was re-elected for three years. Two years ago he was elected to the legislature, and the present session he was returned without opposition to succeed himself. Mr. Hinds is chairman of committee on railroads, and is a member of the committees on militia, cities and towns, apportionment, and immigration.

-Biographical sketches of the Nebraska Legislature and national and state officers of Nebraska Lincoln, Neb.: Press of J. North & Co., 1895; page 137


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