Edwin Hickman Ewing as an American politician and a member of the United States House of Representatives for Tennessee's 8th congressional district. He was born in Nashville on December 2, 1809. After completing preparatory studies, he graduated from the University of Nashville in 1827, studied law, and was admitted to the bar in 1831. He commenced practice in Nashville and became a trustee of the University of Nashville in 1831, serving until his death. In 1841 and 1842, Hickman was a member of the Tennessee House of Representatives.
He was elected as a Whig to the Twenty-ninth Congress, serving from March 4, 1845 to March 3, 1847, and was not a candidate for renomination. He resumed the practice of law in Nashville, and after the Civil War, he was appointed president of the University of Nashville. He died in Murfreesboro, Tennessee on April 24, 1902. He was interred in Murfreesboro City Cemetery. He was the brother of fellow congressman Andrew Ewing.
This article incorporates facts obtained from the public domain Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.