Manhattan mayor from ’80 to ’81 dies, service planned for September


A former Manhattan mayor and lawyer died Friday, August 9.

Ed Horne was a city commissioner from 1978 to 1981 and mayor from ’80 to ’81 and served on multiple community boards including for the Manhattan Public Library and Big Lakes Development Center. Horne was a 1961 pre-law grad from K-State and a ’67 grad from KU Law. He served as a First Lieutenant in the Army from ’61 to ’63 and was prosecutor for Manhattan for multiple years in the 70s.

Horne also worked as legal counsel for the Kansas Farm Bureau from ’78 until he retired in 2003. He was a life-long Democrat with a passion for social equity and justice, known for writing opinion articles on Manhattan and US politics — and many published letters to the editor in the Manhattan Mercury.

Horne is the father of four daughters and the grandfather to five. His service is scheduled for September 14th at 2 p.m. at the Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen Funeral Home. Those interested in speaking at the service are asked to contact his daughter Angela at Angela Horne @ Hotmail Dot Com.


About Author

Nick McNamara

Local government reporter, sometimes host/producer of the KMAN Morning Show. 2017 Long Beach State graduate in Journalism/Native American cultures. Los Angeles County born and raised. Nick can be reached at

Comments are closed.