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Edward Hooker Gillette (October 1, 1840 – August 14, 1918) was a nineteenth-century populist politician and editor from Iowa. He was elected on the Greenback Party ticket to represent Iowa's 7th congressional district for only one term in Congress, but remained active in populist political movements.

Gillette was the son of Senator Francis Gillette and Elisabeth Daggett Hooker, a descendant of Thomas Hooker, and the brother of playwright William Gillette.

Born in Bloomfield, Connecticut, he attended public schools in Hartford, Connecticut as a child and went on to attend the New York State College of Agriculture. He moved to Des Moines, Iowa in 1863 and engaged in agricultural pursuits, building and manufacturing.

He was editor of the Iowa Tribune, the central organ of the Populist party of Iowa.[1] He also served as chairman of the Greenback Party's National Committee, and a delegate to the its National Convention in 1876. In 1878, Gillette was elected as a Greenback Party member to the United States House of Representatives, serving in the 46th Congress with fellow Iowa Greenback Party member James B. Weaver from 1879 to 1881. However, in 1879 (during his Congressional term), he was also chairman of the State Central Committee of the Union Labor Party.[1] In the 1880 general election, he was defeated by Republican nominee and former diplomat John A. Kasson, who was returning to Congress for the third time. Afterwards, he resided on his farm called "Clover Hills Place" near Valley Junction, Iowa. In 1893 was the People's Party candidate for Iowa Secretary of State, but lost.[1]

Gillette died at his Valley Junction farm on August 14, 1918. He was interred in Glendale Cemetery in Valley Junction.

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United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
Henry J. B. Cummings
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Iowa's 7th congressional district

March 4, 1879 – March 3, 1881 (obsolete district)
Succeeded by
John A. Kasson


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