Edwin O. Stanard

Edwin Obed Stanard ( born January 5, 1832 in Newport, New Hampshire, † March 12, 1914 in St. Louis, Missouri ) was an American politician ( Republican), who represented the state of Missouri in the U.S. House of Representatives and from 1869 1871 served as its vice- governor.

Edwin Stanard was four years old when his parents left New Hampshire with him. The family settled in the Iowa Territory, where he completed his education before he moved to St. Louis in 1853. After working in the meantime as a teacher in Illinois, Stanard in 1855 graduated from the Commercial College of St. Louis. He then worked as a commission agent; later he got into Flour milling.

1868 Republican Stanard was elected Lieutenant Governor of Missouri; He was thus the representative of Governor Joseph W. McClurg. One year after the end of his term he was elected to the House of Representatives in Washington, where he served from March 4, 1873 to March 3, 1875. When trying to re-election, he failed.

Stanard retired after from politics and was, until his death in 1914, working in the flour production.