Edgar Howard (Born 1858- d. 1951) was a Nebraska Democratic politician best known as a former lieutenant governor and long serving 3rd district representative.
Born in Osceola, Iowa on September 16, 1858, he went to Western Collegiate Institute and Iowa College of Law. He was a reporter and editor for various newspapers until 1884 when he got a job as an editor Papillion Times in Papillion, Nebraska. He passed the bar and set up practice in 1896 in Papillion.
He was elected to the Nebraska house of representatives in 1894 to 1896 when he was elected probate judge of Sarpy County, Nebraska. Also that year he was a delegate to the 1896 Democratic National Convention. In 1900 ended his term as judge and purchased the Weekly Telegram out of Columbus, Nebraska and maded it a daily publican in 1922.
In 1917 he became Nebraska's Lieutenant Governor until 1919. He was elected as a Democrat to the Sixty-eighth United States Congress and to the five succeeding Congresses serving from March 4, 1923 to January 3, 1935. During the Seventy-second United States Congress and Seventy-third United States Congress he chaired the U.S. House Committee on Indian Affairs.
He lost to Karl Stefan in 1934 and in 1938 and returned to running the Weekly Telegram in Columbus. He died their on July 19, 1951 and is buried in the Columbus Cemetery.
Preceded by: James Pearson Lieutenant Governor of Nebraska 1917 - 1919 Succeeded by: Pelham A. Barrows Preceded by: Robert E. Evans (R) Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Nebraska's 3rd congressional district March 4, 1923 - January 3, 1935 Succeeded by: Karl Stefan (R)