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Edward Hogue Funston

Edward Hogue Funston, American congressman. member Kansas House of Representatives, 1873, 1874, 1875 (speaker 1875), Senate, 1880-1884 (president pro tem).

Background

  • Funston, Edward Hogue was born on September 16, 1836 in Bethel Township, Ohio, United States. Son of Frederick and Julia (Stafford) Funston.

  • Education

    • Educational public schools, New Carlisle Academy and Marietta College.

    Career

    • Father of Frederick F. Entered army as Lieutenant 16th Ohio Battery. Took part in principal engagements along the Mississippi. Mustered out 1865; removed, 1867, to prairie farm in township of Carlyle, Kansas.

      Member Kansas House of Representatives, 1873, 1874, 1875 (speaker 1875), Senate, 1880-1884 (president pro tem). Telected to 48th Congress, March 1, 1884, for unexpired term (1884-1885) of D. C. Haskell, deceased. Reëlected 49th to 52d Congresses (1885-1893).

      Reëlected to 53d Congress but unseated after a contest, August 2, 1894.

    Politics

    Party affiliation: Republican

    Membership

    Member Kansas House of Representatives, 1873, 1874, 1875 (speaker 1875), Senate, 1880-1884 (president pro tem).

    Connections

    • Married Ann Eliza Mitchell.
    • father: Frederick Funston
    • mother: Julia (Stafford) Funston
    • spouse: Ann Eliza Mitchell
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    Born September 16, 1836
    Died 1911
    (aged 74)
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