Daines Honors Montanan of the Week: Edgar E. Lewis of Golden Valley County

U.S. SENATE — U.S. Senator Steve Daines today recognized Edgar E. Lewis for his contributions and impact to the Golden Valley community.

Edgar Lews MTOTW 

Daines’ recognition in the Congressional Record is available here 

Through his “Montanan of the Week” initiative, Daines each week will highlight a Montanan by submitting a statement of recognition in the official Congressional Record, the document that reflects the official proceedings of Congress.

Daines welcomes anyone to nominate fellow Montanans for Daines’ “Montanan of the Week” program by calling Daines’ office at 202-224-2651 or by filling out the contact form on Daines’ website: HERE.

The following is the statement submitted to the Congressional Record:


MR. DAINES, Mr. President, this week I have the honor of recognizing Edgar E. Lewis of Golden Valley County for his contributions and impact to the Golden Valley community.

Edgar is a lifelong Montanan. Born on his family ranch in Lavina, he is the youngest of seven kids. Edgar began running the ranch at a young age after his older brothers went off to fight in World War II. It would take Edgar and his father five days to move their cattle to the summer grazing range. These trips made Edgar fall in love with ranching, and are what made him become a lifelong rancher.

Edgar’s heart for his country and community is clear in the ways he has served. Edgar served his country during the Korean War. After the war, he settled down and bought his current ranch, just north of the Snowy Mountains. He served on the board of directors on the Montana Livestock Ag Credit from 1986-1998. Edgar also served as the Golden Valley Commissioner from 1989-2002.

At 86, Edgar encapsulates the Montana cowboy spirt that brings so much character to our great state. I thank Edgar for giving back to his community and for continuing the tradition of the Montana cowboy.