Columbus Area Business Hall of Fame

Columbus Area Business Hall of Fame (HM13XF)

Location: Columbus, NE 68601 Platte County
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Country: United States of America
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N 41° 25.768', W 97° 21.604'

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Inducted 2010

Edgar Howard
Edgar Howard had a career in the newspaper business that spanned more than 75 years. After a career in various jobs within newspapers, he bought the newspaper in Papillion in 1883 and established a paper in Benkleman four years later. He purchased the Columbus Telegram in 1900. With his leadership, the Telegram converted from a weekly to a daily paper. He owned and operated the Columbus newspaper until 1922, when he was elected to the United States Congress. Mr. Howard served six terms in Congress, until 1935. When elected to Congress, Edgar sold most of the stock in the company to his associates at the paper. They insisted that he retain enough stock so that he would be President of the corporation and editor of the Telegram for as long as he lived...which he did, writing his editorials until the latest days of his life. For his contributions as the leader of one of the most important businesses of the day, the citizens of Columbus recognized Edgar Howard through the naming of "Howard Boulevard," the only main thoroughfare in Columbus named for an individual.
HM NumberHM13XF
Year Placed2010
Placed ByColumbus Area Chamber of Commerce and Concerned Organizatiions
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Date Added Sunday, September 21st, 2014 at 3:17am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)14T E 637024 N 4587731
Decimal Degrees41.42946667, -97.36006667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 41° 25.768', W 97° 21.604'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds41° 25' 46.08" N, 97° 21' 36.24" W
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Area Code(s)402, 308
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 2600-2698 13th St, Columbus NE 68601, US
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