Edward H. Funston

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Edward Hogue Funston

Birthplace: New Carlisle, Clark County, Ohio, United States
Death: Died in Carlyle, Allen County, Kansas, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Frederick Funston and Julia Funston
Husband of Ann Eliza Mitchell
Father of Maj. General Frederick N. Funston; James Burton Funston; Pogue Warwick Funston; Aldo Funston; girl Funston and 3 others
Brother of Paul Funston; William Hogue Funston; James Stafford Funston; Mary E. Anderson; Sarah A. Krugg and 1 other

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About Edward H. Funston


Edward Hogue Funston (September 16, 1836 - September 10, 1911) was a U.S. Representative from Kansas.


Funston was born near New Carlisle, Ohio and attended the country schools, Linden Hill Academy in Carlisle, and Marietta (Ohio) College.

He taught school for a while and then during the Civil War entered the Union Army in 1861 as lieutenant, Sixteenth Ohio Battery. He participated in the principal engagements along the Mississippi River and mustered out in 1865.

He served as member of the State house of representatives 1873-1876, as speaker in 1875 and as member of the State senate 1880-1884, and served as president pro tempore in 1880.

Funston was elected as a Republican to the Forty-eighth Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Dudley C. Haskell. He was reelected to the Forty-ninth and to the three succeeding Congresses and served from March 21, 1884, to March 3, 1893. He served as chairman of the Committee on Agriculture (Fifty-first Congress).

Presented credentials as a Member-elect to the Fifty-third Congress and served from March 4, 1893, until August 2, 1894, when he was succeeded by Horace L. Moore, who contested the election. He resumed agricultural pursuits.

He was the father of Medal of Honor recipient, Frederick Funston.

He died in Iola, Kansas, on September 10, 1911 and was interred in Iola Cemetery

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Edward H. Funston's Timeline

September 16, 1836
New Carlisle, Clark County, Ohio, United States
November 9, 1865
Age 29
New Carlisle, Clark, OH, USA
August 24, 1867
Age 30
Carlyle, Allen County, Kansas, United States
July 9, 1871
Age 34
Carlyle, Allen County, Kansas, United States
May 5, 1877
Age 40
Carlyle, Allen County, Kansas, United States
September 10, 1911
Age 74
Carlyle, Allen County, Kansas, United States