Colonel Edmond Robert King Harman, PC, was an MP. He was a relation of Wentworth Henry King Harman of the Royal Artillery, Woolwich. In 1861 he married Annie Worsley, the daughter of Sir William Worsley, 1st Baronet.
Harman was M.P. for Sligo from 1877 to 1880, and for the County of Dublin from 1883 to 1885 as a Unionist. From 1885 to 1888 he was M.P. for the Isle of Thanet, Kent. He became Privy Councillor and Lord Lieutenant and Custos Rotularum for Roscommon in 1885. In 1886 he was appointed Assistant Parliamentary Secretary for Ireland. He was Justice of the Peace for the counties of Sligo, Longford and Westmeath. He published in the Freeman's Journal of the Irish National Land League Association. He was a member of the Arts Club from 1863 to 1888. He died of heart disease at Rockingham in Boyle, Ireland, in 1888.
Kelly's London Postal Directory, London; Annual Register 1888, p. 152.