Iowa State Senator Biographies

Joseph Holmes Allen

Senator from the Fiftieth District, composed of the counties of Pocahontas, Buena Vista and Humboldt, was born in Marshall county, Iowa, November 12, 1870, of American-born parents. He resided upon his father's farm until he was thirteen years old. His education was acquired in the country schools of Marshall county and in the Marshalltown High School graduating from the latter institution in 1889. After graduating from high school he was employed by his father and brothers in their business of real estate and banking at Laurens. During the years 1889 and 1891 he engaged in real estate, banking and abstract work with his father and brothers at Laurens and Pocahontas, studying law as the opportunity presented. In 1891 he entered the State University at Iowa City and by combining the collegiate and law courses and doing extra work he was enabled to graduate from the two departments in 1895. While at the university he took a prominent part in the work of the literary societies and was editor-in-chief of the Junior annual of his class. After graduation he located at Laurens for the practice of law. When the Spanish-American War was declared in 1898 he formed a company at Laurens, but when it became evident that it would be impossible to enter the service as a distinct organization, he, with eleven others of the company, enlisted as privates in Company F, Forty-ninth Iowa Volunteer Infantry. He remained with the regiment until it returned from Cuba. He was elected member of the Board of Regents of the State University in 1902, and resigned from the same to take his seat in the Senate in 1907. A Republican in politics.

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John L. Bleakly

Senator from the Forty-sixth District, composed of the counties of Cherokee, Ida and Plymouth, was born in the county of Fermanaugh, Ireland, February 17, 1867. His parents were both natives of Ireland. Removed with his parents to Rock Island county, Illinois, in October, 1863, and to Linn county. Iowa, in March, 1872. His education was acquired in the public schools of Illinois and Iowa and the Cedar Rapids Business College. Taught for several years in the schools of Linn county, Iowa, and in 1882 removed to Ida Grove, Iowa, where he entered as bookkeeper the banking house of Baxter & Rule, now known as Baxter, Reed & Co. Occupied this position for three years, and at the end of that time entered the mercantile business in Ida Grove and continued thus engaged until the year 1900, when, on account of ill health, he was forced to retire from active business. Was elected a member of the School Board of Ida Grove in the year 1889 and served for twelve consecutive years in this capacity, the last three years as President of the Board. In 1903 he was elected State Senator for the Forty-sixth District and has served in the Thirtieth, Thirty-first and Thirty-second General Assemblies. He is a Methodist in religion and a Republican in politics.

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James E. Bruce

Senator from the Eighteenth District, composed of the counties of Cass and Shelby, was born at Brooklyn, Poweshiek county, April 14, 1860. His father was born in Ohio and his mother in New Jersey. He was educated in the common schools of Brooklyn and vicinity and the Law Department of the State University of Iowa, graduating from the latter in 1881. He was early in life thrown on his own resources, his father having died in the army.

He located at Anita, Iowa, where he commenced the practice of law. He was elected County Attorney of Cass county in 1891 and served for one term. In recent years he has devoted most of his time to banking and general business affairs, at present owning the controlling interest in five banks. Elected Senator from the Eighteenth District in 1901, securing his seat, after a contest before the Legislature, by a majority of fifteen votes over J. M. Emmert Re-elected in 1906 by a majority of 289. A Republican in politics.

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Henry C. Burgess

Senator from the Forty-sixth District, composed of the counties of Howard and Winneshiek, was born at Fairfield, Sommerset county, Maine, December 20, 1846, of American-born parents. Moved to Lansing, Iowa, in 1861, where he secured his education in the common schools and in a private school maintained by the Congregational Church. Taught school one term and worked for a short time in the postoffice and in an Implement store at Lansing. Moved to Osslan in 1865 and became manager of a lumber yard, where he remained for fifteen years. In 1880 he moved to Elma, and engaged in the mercantile business with his brother. He was successively engaged in business at Hull, Iowa, and Mitchell, South Dakota, leaving the latter place to go on a claim near what is now Mount Vernon, South Dakota. Afterwards removed to Cresco, Iowa, to re-engage in the lumber business, where he now resides. Has been a member of the school boards and of the town councils at Osslan and at Cresco. Elected Senator in 1906. A Republican in politics.

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Elbert Warren Clark

Senator from the Twelfth Senatorial District, composed of Poweshiek and Keokuk counties, was born in Glover, Orleans county, Vermont, February 22, 1842, of Scotch-American parentage. Moved to Bureau county, Illinois, in 1854, where he resided on a farm until 1865. Education acquired in country district school and high school at Kewanee, Illinois. Entered Rush Medical College, Chicago, in 1866, graduating from that institution in February, 1871. Settled in Grinnell, Iowa, May, 1871, where he has continued in active practice to the present time. Married Martha C. Brainard in 1874. One child living, E. W. Clark, Jr., who is engaged in the lumber business in Grinnell. Five times elected to the City Council of Grinnell, of which body he is now a member. President of the School Board six years, trustee of Iowa College since 1898, trustee of the Stewart Free Public Library, Mayor of Grinnell from 1893 to 1897, during which time a complete system of waterworks and sewers was installed. Elected President of Iowa State Medical Society in May, 1896. Always a Republican, casting his first vote for Abraham Lincoln, and has voted for every Republican candidate for President since. Representative from Poweshiek county in the Thirty-first General Assembly.

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James J. Crossley

Senator from the Sixteenth District, composed of the counties of Madison and Adair, was born in Crawford township, Madison county, August 31, 1869. His father and mother were both born in Ohio. Attended the public schools, Des Moines College and the State University of Iowa, receiving his A. B. degree in 1891. Taught school; afterwards served as County Superintendent of Madison county from 1894 to 1898. Attended Yale University from 1897 to 1899 and received the degree of Ph. D. from that institution. Was elected Senator in 1899, re-elected in 1903. Original author of the State-wide primary measure, introducing the same in the Twenty-ninth, Thirtieth, Thirty-first and Thirty-second General Assemblies. Elected captain of Company Q, Iowa National Guard, March 11, 1901, and served until August 5, 1904. Is now engaged in the practice of law at Winterset. A Republican in politics.

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John A. DeArmand

Senator from the Twenty-first District, composed of the county of Scott, was born in Blair county, Pennsylvania, March 7. 1852. His father was born in Maryland and his mother in Pennsylvania. His father was the son of a Revolutionary soldier, his mother of Pennsylvania Dutch antecedents. At the age of fourteen years he came with his parents to Iowa, where he has since resided. Attended the public schools of Davenport and graduated from the high school in 1872. While teaching school for two years he read medicine and then entered the Medical Department of the University of Pennsylvania, from which he graduated in 1876. Then located in LeClaire, Scott county, where he practiced his profession for thirteen years. Moved to Davenport in 1889 and has since resided there. Although always taking an active interest in politics, he was never a candidate for public office until 1904, when he was elected to the City Council from his home ward; in 1906 he was again elected, but as alderman-at-large. He was elected Senator in 1906. A Democrat in politics.

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Sherman W. DeWolf

Senator from the Thirty-eighth District, composed of the counties of Black Hawk and Grundy, was born at Montour, Tama county, Iowa, November 14, 1874. His father was born in New York and his mother in England. His parents were among the first residents of the town of Reinbeck, Grundy county, where they located in 1876, at which place he has since resided. His education was received in the public schools of Reinbeck and at the State University of Iowa, where he graduated from the Law Department in 1895. He immediately opened an office at Reinbeck, where he has since continued in the practice of law. A Democrat in politics.

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Cassius C. Dowell

Senator from the Thirtieth District, composed of the county of Polk, was born in Warren county, Iowa, February 29, 1864, of American parentage. Received his education in the common schools of Warren county, the Collegiate Department of Drake University, from which he graduated in 1886, and the Law Department of the same school, graduating in 1887. Was admitted to the bar in 1888. He was Assistant County Attorney of Polk county for two years, member of the House of Representatives in the Twenty-fifth, Twenty-sixth and Twenty-sixth extra General Assemblies, and Senator in the Twenty-ninth, Thirtieth, Thirty-first and Thirty-second General Assemblies. A Republican in politics.

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George W. Dunham

Senator from the Thirty-third District, composed of the counties of Delaware and Buchanan, was born at Bowen's Prairie, Jones county, Iowa, January 13, 1857. His parents, who were both born in the State of Vermont, moved to Iowa in 1858 and located in Delaware county. He has resided there ever since, with the exception of one year which he spent in South Dakota. He attended the public schools at Manchester; was three years a student in the Collegiate Department of the Iowa State University; graduated from the Law Department of the Iowa State University in the class of 1879. Entered the practice of the law at Manchester ?s a member of the firm of Blair & Dunham; is still in practice at the same place, a member of the firm of Dunham, Norris & Stiles. Was Representative from Delaware county in the Twenty-eighth and Twenty-ninth General Assemblies and Senator in the Thirtieth, Thirty-first and Thirty-second General Assemblies. A Republican in politics.

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Charles Eckles

Senator from the Twenty-eighth Senatorial District, composed of Marshall county, was born of English parentage near Hull Yorkshire, England, September 2, 1840. The family emigrated from England to the United States in 1849 and settled near Sterling, Whiteside county, Illinois, opening up a brickyard near there. He attended school in England and a graded school in Lee county, Illinois. In August, 1861, he enlisted in Company D, Thirty-fourth Illinois Infantry, serving in the same company as sergeant, lieutenant and captain until the end of the war. He served with both Buell and Thomas and went with Sherman to the sea and was with the army at the grand review at Washington, D. C. At the close of the war he came to Iowa and purchased land near Marshalltown, upon which he resides. Has a wife and four children, one daughter and three sons, all of whom are married. Served in the Twenty-first and Twenty-second General Assemblies in the House and Thirtieth, Thirty-first and Thirty-second in the Senate. A Republican in politics.

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James Elerick

Senator from the Second Senatorial District, composed of the counties of Van Buren and Jefferson, was born in Belmont county, Ohio, April 6, 1838. His education was acquired in the district schools. Came to Iowa with his parents in the year 1849. At the age of twenty-three enlisted in Company A, Fifty-ninth Illinois Veteran Infantry, at Knoxville, Illinois, June 17, 1861, promoted to captain of said company; served on the staff of Major-General T. Wood; participated in twenty-seven battles; wounded twice at the battle of Lookout Mountain; mustered out of service December 25, 1865, at San Antonio, Texas. Returned to Van Buren county and engaged in the grain, live stock and lumber business. Elected to the House of Representatives of the Nineteenth General Assembly, serving one term. Elected Sheriff of Van Buren county in November, 1889, serving two terms as such officer. Purchased a farm and has since been engaged in farming. Elected to State Senate November, 1903; served during the Thirtieth, Thirty-first and Thirty-second General Assemblies. A Republican in politics.

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Charles J. A. Ericson

Senator from the Thirty-first District, composed of the counties of Boone and Story, was born in Sodra Vi parish, Sweden, March 8, 1840. The family emigrated to America in 1852 and settled on a farm in Rock Island county, Illinois. Mr. Ericson acquired his education in the common schools of Sweden and Illinois. Worked on the farm and in a sawmill there three years, then moved to Altona, Illinois. There he worked in a saw and flouring mill and clerked in a store until in May, 1859, when he removed to Iowa. Was a passenger on the steamer "John Rogers" from Agency City to Des Moines; located at Mineral Ridge, Boone county, and engaged in the general merchandise business and later in buying and shipping live stock.

Was appointed postmaster in 1860 under President James Buchanan's administration, reappointed under the Lincoln administration, and served for twelve years. Also held the offices of road supervisor, township clerk, school director and treasurer. In 1870 opened a store in the city of Boone, which was continued for five years. Engaged in the banking business in 1875, and has followed this occupation since that date. Is President of the City Bank of Boone.

Since removing to the city of Boone he has served as alderman, city treasurer, president and treasurer of the school board. Was elected in 1871 as Representative in the Fourteenth General Assembly and elected to the Senate in 1895 and 1903, serving in the Twenty-sixth, Twenty-seventh, Thirtieth, Thirty-first and Thirty-second General Assemblies. Assisted in revising the Codes of 1873 and 1897. There is but one other member now living who helped revise both Codes. Served on the Iowa State Commission to the Louisiana Purchase Exposition of 1904, having charge of the State Dairy and Apiary Department.

Is a member of the Masonic fraternity and a Knight Templar. Takes great interest in his home library, being president of the board of trustees. As chairman of the Senate Library Committee has taken a leading part in the legislation of the State pertaining to library work.

A Republican in politics.

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John Foley

Senator from the Forty-fourth District, composed of the counties of Chickasaw and Floyd, was born in Galway county, Ireland, August 14, 1841. In 1846 he came with his parents to America, first to Halifax, Nova Scotia, shortly after to Boston, Massachusetts, and in 1849 they changed their residence to Baltimore, Maryland, which place was their home until 1867.

His early education was acquired from the Christian Brothers and in the public schools; then he went to a private academy, and later to a commercial college.

In 1857, with his widowed mother, moved west to Iowa and located on a farm in Chickasaw county. For the next ten years he worked on the farm. During this period he was an active member of the school board and taught several terms of winter school. While on the farm he was elected and served as a member of the County Board of Supervisors.

In 1871 he was elected Treasurer of Chickasaw county; re-elected three times, serving eight years in all, and was a delegate from the Fourth Congressional District of Iowa to the National Democratic Convention at Cincinnati when General Hancock was nominated for President.

He was the nominee of his party for State Treasurer, later for Congress, and still later for State Senator.

Represented his county in the Twenty-second General Assembly and served several terms on the Democratic State Central Committee. Has been mayor, alderman and school director in his home town of New Hampton. In 1882 he engaged in the lumber and coal business, in which he remained twenty years. Was elected president of the State Bank of New Hampton in 1902, which position he now holds. Elected Senator in 1906. A Democrat in politics.

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Arfst F. Frudden

Senator from the Thirty-fifth District, composed of the county of Dubuque, was born on the Island Fohr, in the Province of Schleswig, Holstein, Germany, September 10, 1854. His education was acquired in the schools of the Fatherland. He emigrated to the United Plates in the spring of 1871 after the Franco-Prussian War, arriving in Clinton, Iowa, early in June. For the first two years he worked on a farm in Jackson county, Iowa; from there he went to work at the sash and door business until the summer of 1888, when he engaged in the lumber business for himself under the name of the Frudden Lumber Company, of which firm he is still the president and general manager. He was married in Clinton, November 30, 1877. Represented Dubuque county as a member of the House in the Twenty-ninth. Thirtieth and Thirty-first General Assemblies and was elected Senator in 1906. A Democrat in politics.

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Abner H. Gale

Senator from the Forty-third District, composed of the counties of Cerro Gordo, Franklin and Hancock, was born in Iowa Falls, Hardin county, Iowa, February 28, 1863. His parents were natives of England. He received his education in the Mason City High School and took a course in civil engineering at the State University, graduating in 1884. Followed the occupation of civil engineer for three years, during which time he was connected with the Union Pacific Railroad at Cheyenne, Wyoming. In 1887 he entered the banking business at Mason City, and has followed this occupation ever since. Elected Senator in 1903 and served during the Thirtieth, Thirty-first and Thirty-second General Assemblies, A Republican in politics.

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Shirley Gillilland

Senator from the Eighth District, composed of the counties of Mills and Montgomery, was born in Mills county, December 14, 1856. His father was born in Kentucky and his mother in North Carolina. He attended the Liberal Arts and Law Departments of the State University, graduating from that Institution in 1884. After graduation he began the practice of law at Glenwood. Elected to fill a vacancy on the Board of Regents of the State University for the Ninth District in June, 1891, and was twice re-elected, serving until he entered the Senate in 1904. In the fall of 1892 he was elected County Attorney and served for a period of six years, during which time he secured the conviction, without assistant counsel, of one hundred and eighteen persons in the District Court with the second lowest per capita for expense for conviction of any county in the State. His family consists of a wife, two sons and a daughter. Elected Senator in 1903 and served during the Thirtieth, Thirty-first and Thirty-second General Assemblies. A Republican in politics and a Congregationalist in religion.

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Frank M. Hopkins

Senator from the Seventeenth Senatorial District, composed of the counties of Audubon, Dallas and Guthrie, was born at Oskaloosa, Iowa, March 8, 1854. He was the oldest son of Dr. John Y. and Mary Needham Hopkins, both of whom were American-born. Moved, with his parents, to Guthrie Center in the spring of 1869. Educated in the public schools of Oskaloosa and Guthrie Center and the Collegiate Department of the State University of Iowa. Elected Clerk of the District Court of Guthrie county in 1880 and re-elected for three consecutive terms.

In 1882 he was married to Miss Lucy Holsman of Guthrie Center.

Held the office of Mayor of the town of Guthrie Center for three years; during his administration the town installed a municipal water plant.

Since retiring from the office of the Clerk of the Courts he has given his attention to the banking business und now owns stock and interests in several banks.

In 1896 he was elected an alternate delegate to the National Republican Convention at St. Louis.

In 1899 he was elected to the State Senate and was re-elected in 1903 without opposition, serving during the Twenty-eighth, Twenty-ninth, Thirtieth, Thirty-first and Thirty-second General Assemblies.

A Republican in politics.

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B. J. Horchem

The senator from Dubuque county, the Thirty-fifth district, is principal of the Audubon school at Dubuque. He was born December 4, 1866, the son of John and Henrietta (Plaster) Horchem. His father, a Union soldier, died shortly after the war. In 1884 he was graduated from the Dyersville schools (of which he was afterwards principal); in 1892, from the Normal School of Valparaiso, Indiana; and from the Business College at Cedar Rapids. He has subsequently pursued special courses of sociology and psychology in Columbia University, and the University of Chicago. He was three times elected superintendent of Dubuque county. His great achievement has been the development of the ideals of "Park Life," and "social center" activities. He is connected with numerous societies of an educational, sociological and scientific character. He is especially interested in all that pertains to education, health and general "uplift." He was elected representative in 1914, was re-elected in 1916, and elected senator in 1918.

[State of Iowa 1919-20 Official Register, No. 28, published 1919; submitted by James Huettenmueller, transcribed by cddd]


John Hughes, Jr.

Senator from the Twenty-fifth District, composed of the counties of Iowa and Johnson, was born in Columbus, Ohio, October 25, 1841. His parents, both natives of Wales, emigrated from that country in 1840. He moved to Williamsburg in 1857, leaving the Columbus High School to take charge of a general store. Was teaching in the district schools at the opening of the Civil War and enlisted August 15, 1862, in Company G, Twenty-eighth Iowa Infantry

Volunteers, with the rank of sergeant. Participated in the Vicksburg campaign and was honorably discharged June 30, 1865, at Washington. D. C., while on detached services in the War Department. Taught school after his discharge until 1868, when he was elected to the office of Clerk of the District and Circuit Courts, to which office he was re-elected in 1870, 1872 and 1874. Admitted to the bar at Marengo in 1875 and practiced his profession until 1884, at which time he entered the banking business, in which he is now engaged. Was a member of the House of Representatives in the Twenty- seventh, Twenty-eighth and Twenty-ninth General Assemblies. Elected to the Senate in 1903, serving during the Thirtieth, Thirty-first and Thirty-second Assemblies. Introduced the anti-pass bill in the Twenty-eighth General Assembly and each session of the General Assembly until the Thirty-first, when the same became a law. A Republican in politics.

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John H. Jackson

Senator from the Thirty-second District, composed of the county of Woodbury, was born in the village of Albany, Green county, Wisconsin, June 30, 1863. He is of English descent, his parents emigrating from Yorkshire, England, to Wisconsin, at an early date. His boyhood was spent in the village of Belleville, Dane county, Wisconsin, where he attended the public and select schools, working in a gristmill with his father during vacations. Also attended Ripon College, at Ripon, Wisconsin. Moved to Jefferson, Iowa. in January, 1884, where he studied law in the office of the Hon. Z. A. Church for the balance of that year, when he was appointed Deputy Clerk of the Courts of Greene county, Iowa, under J. A. Henderson. Clerk, which position he filled for two terms, at the same time continuing his law studies. In 1888 he graduated from the Law Department of the State University of Iowa and returned to Jefferson and completed his services as Deputy Clerk. He then practiced law in Scranton, Iowa, for one year and moved to Sioux City in February, 1890, where he has since resided and continued in the practice of his profession. Was secretary of the Republican Central Committee of Woodbury county in 1898 and chairman of both City and County Republican Central Committees for several terms. Elected Senator in 1903 and served in the Thirtieth, Thirty-first and Thirty-second General Assemblies. Married Miss Mary Isabelle Mangold of Sioux City in October, 1906. Is a member of the Sioux City Commercial Club, several social clubs, the Masonic orders, including the Knights Templar and Shrine, and the Elks' Lodge. A Republican in politics.

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William D. Jamieson

Senator from the Seventh District, composed of the counties of Fremont and Page, was born of American parentage on his father's farm near Wapello, Louisa county, Iowa, November 9, 1873. When five years of age his parents moved to Wapello, where his father assumed the position of principal of the city schools; when nine years old he went into his father's printing office and with the exception of the years spent in school and college, and as a traveling salesman, he has been actively engaged in newspaper work ever since. He received his education in the common schools and the State University. When nineteen years of age he became editor of The Ida Grove Pioneer, and while at Ida Grove was chairman of the Democratic County Central Committee for one year; later he assumed control and management of The Gazette at Columbus Junction. In 1902 he moved to Shenandoah where he assumed control and management of The Shenandoah World, which paper he now owns and edits, together with The Democrat at Hamburg, in Fremont county, which he purchased in 1906. In November, 1902, he was married to Miss Mattie Vass of Waukesha, Wisconsin. Elected Senator in 1906. A Democrat in politics.

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James H. Jamison

Senator from the Eleventh District, composed of the counties of Clarke and Warren, was born of American parentage March 11, 1860, on a farm near Osceola, Clarke county, Iowa, He received his education in the academy at Garden Grove, Iowa, and the Normal School at Valparaiso, Indiana. He was admitted to the bar in 1891 and has practiced his profession in Osceola, the county seat of Clarke county, since that date. He was elected Senator in 1891 and served during the Twenty-fourth and Twenty-fifth General Assemblies. Re-elected Senator in 1903 and served during the Thirtieth, Thirty-first and Thirty-second General Assemblies. He also held the office of town treasurer of Osceola for a period of five years. A Republican in politics.

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William G. Jones

Senator from the Fourteenth District, composed of the county of Mahaska, was born on his father's farm in Garfield township, Mahaska county, in October, 1861. His parents were both natives of Wales. His younger years were spent on the farm and his early education received in the common schools. He graduated from Penn College in 1882 and then attended the Law Department of the State University, graduating in 1884. He commenced the practice of law at Oskaloosa and has remained in that city ever since. He was elected city solicitor in 1891. Elected member of the House of Representatives in 1899 and re-elected in 1901, serving during the Twenty-eighth and Twenty-ninth General Assemblies. Elected State Senator in 1903 and served during the Thirtieth, Thirty-first and Thirty-second General Assemblies. A Republican in politics.

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William C. Kimmel

Senator from the Forty-ninth District, composed of the counties of Sioux, O'Brien, Lyon and Osceola, was born in Somerset county, Pennsylvania, March 21, 1854, of German parentage. He received his education in the district school. Was married to Annie Eckman In 1875; has five daughters and four sons. Moved to Iowa in 1883; is engaged in general farming and breeding of fine stock. Was elected to the State Senate in 1903, and served during the Thirtieth, Thirty-first and Thirty-second General Assemblies. A Republican in politics.

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George Kinne

Senator from the Forty-seventh District, composed of the counties of Clay, Dickinson, Emmet, Kossuth and Palo Alto, was born in Fennimore township, Grant county, Wisconsin, October 16, 1860. His parents were American-born. He acquired his education in the common schools and at the high school in the village of Fennimore. In 1881 he moved with his parents to Palo Alto county, Iowa, where he has since resided. He began life as a country school-teacher. In 1884 he was married to Miss Gertrude Franklin. After his marriage he settled on a farm in Rush Lake township, where he resides at this time. In 1897 he was elected Recorder of Palo Alto county, and held the position for four years. In 1903 he was elected to the State Senate and served during the Thirtieth, Thirty-first, and Thirty-second General Assemblies. A Republican in politics.

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Thomas Lambert

Senator from the Twenty-third District, Jackson county, was born at Sabula in Jackson county, Iowa, February 13, 1855. His father was born in Maine and his mother in Pennsylvania. He received his education in a select school held in Sabula, and in early life learned the trades of stonemason and butcher, working at the former during the summer months and at the latter during the intervening winters. In July, 1880, he bought The Sabula Gazette and is still owner and publisher of said paper, which is independent in politics. Was elected Mayor of Sabula eight consecutive terms; is secretary of the school board, and has held the position since 1882; was justice of the peace about twenty years, township clerk several years, and held various other local offices. In 1899-1900 was Grand Master of Masons in Iowa and since his retirement from that office has been chairman of the board of trustees of the Grand Charity Fund, established by and under the jurisdiction of the Grand Lodge of Iowa, A. F. and A. M. Was elected to the House of Representatives of the Iowa Legislature in 1895 and re-elected in 1897, and was elected to the State Senate in 1899 and 1903, thus serving in the House during the sessions of the Twenty-sixth, Twenty-sixth extra, and Twenty-seventh General Assemblies, and in the Senate during the sessions of the Twenty-eighth, Twenty-ninth, Thirtieth, Thirty-first and Thirty-second General Assemblies. He has always been a Democrat in politics and was a delegate to the National Democratic Convention in 1888.

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John A. McKlveen

Senator from the Fourth Senatorial District, composed of Lucas and Wayne counties, was born at Donegal, Westmoreland county, Pennsylvania, November 28, 1835, of Scotch-Irish ancestry. He was educated in the public schools of his native county and at Sewickley Academy. In early manhood he engaged in teaching, following this profession for several years in Pennsylvania and Ohio. Read medicine in Mount Pleasant, Pennsylvania, and afterward attended medical lectures at Cincinnati, Ohio. Began the practice of his profession in Pleasant Unity, Pennsylvania, in the spring of 1861, and remained there for two years. After leaving Pennsylvania, he practiced for a short time in Ohio, Indiana and Illinois, and in the summer of 1865 he came to Lucas county, Iowa, where he has remained ever since. In the spring of 1866 he opened up an office for the practice of his profession, in which he has continued up to the present. In 1872 he took a course of lectures in Bennett Medical College of Chicago, receiving his degree from this institution. In 1896 he took a post-graduate course in the New York Post-Graduate Medical School. Served as president of the Iowa State Eclectic Medical Society in 1875-1876, and re-elected to the same position in 1894 and again in 1895. Has been a member of the National Eclectic Medical Association ever since its reorganization in 1870; local surgeon for the Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railway for many years, and president of the Board of Examining Surgeons for Pensions during President Harrison's administration. In connection with other business interests, upon the organization of the State Savings Bank in 1890 he was made its president and has since remained in that office. Elected Senator in 1906. A Republican in politics.

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Edward P. McManus

Senator from the First District, composed of Lee county, was born in Keokuk, June 26, 1859. His parents, who were both natives of Ireland, were among the earliest settlers of that part of the State and were married in Keokuk, where the family has always resided. He graduated from the common schools, afterwards taking a business course at Baylies Commercial College, from which he received a diploma; after leaving school, he engaged in school-teaching for three years. He then accepted a position as bookkeeper for a Keokuk firm, remaining with them for three years in this capacity, then going on the road as commercial salesman for them for three years more. He then married and decided to engage in agriculture and stock raising, which he followed successfully for eight years, giving up the business to become a member of a contracting firm, of which his father was the head. After the death of his father he associated with himself George S. Tucker, under the firm name of McManus & Tucker, general contractors in stone and earthwork, and during the past ten years this firm has become known throughout the State. He was elected Senator in 1906, this being the first political office he ever held. A Democrat in politics.

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Joseph Mattes

Senator from the Forty-eighth District, composed of the counties of Carroll, Greene and Sac, was born at Camanche, Clinton county, Iowa, October 1, 1855, of German parentage. In 1862 the family moved to Lyons, Iowa. Was educated in the common and high schools of Lyons. Is married and has two sons and one daughter. Removed to Odebolt, Sac county, in 1879 and engaged in the hardware business, and at the present time is engaged in the hardware and banking business. He has always been an active Republican. Was elected Representative of the Sixtieth District (Sac county) in 1901 and served in the House of the Twenty-ninth, Thirtieth and Thirty-first General Assemblies and was elected to the State Senate November 6, 1906. A Republican in politics.

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Fred L. Maytag

Senator from Jasper county, the Twenty-ninth District, was born in Cook county, Illinois, July 14, 1857, of German parentage. The family came to Iowa in 1867 and settled on a farm in Marshall county. His education was acquired in the rural schools. Left the farm in 1881, coming to Newton and engaging in the sale of agricultural implements. Since 1893 he has been engaged in manufacturing agricultural implements and is also interested in banking, lumber and mercantile lines. He has served eight years as a member of the city council of Newton. Elected Senator in 1901 and re-elected in 1906; served through the Twenty-ninth, Thirtieth, Thirty-first and Thirty-second General Assemblies. A Republican in politics.

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Edwin G. Moon

Senator from the Thirteenth District, composed of Wapello county, was born near Montrose, in Lee county, Iowa, on the twelfth day of November, 1870. His parents, who came to Lee county from New York about 1850, were of English and Dutch extraction. He attended the country school until he reached the age of sixteen, when he entered Howe's Academy at Mount Pleasant, Iowa, and after graduating from that institution he became an instructor therein under the veteran educator, S. C. Howe. In 1893 he entered the State University of Iowa and graduated therefrom in 1897. While in the university he was a member of the Zetagathian Society and took a very active part in the intersociety and intercollegiate debates. He was one of the Iowa representatives in two debates with Chicago University and one with Minnesota University. In each contest Iowa was successful. After graduating from the University Mr. Moon entered Kent College of Law in Chicago and at the same time became a clerk in the office of Lyman & Jackson in that city. He took an active part in Democratic politics while in Chicago, going through two campaigns as a speaker. In 1899 he entered upon the practice of law, forming a partnership with Mr. Gilmore, with whom he is now associated. He has been active in politics from the time he came to Ottumwa, having stumped the county and congressional district frequently. Elected Police Judge of the city of Ottumwa and re-elected in 1903. Elected Senator in 1906. A Democrat in politics.

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Byron W. Newberry

Senator from the Thirty-sixth District, composed of Clayton county, was born at Brawnhelm, Lorain county, Ohio, on September 1, 1853. His parents, who were both natives of the State of New York, came to Iowa in 1855 and settled on a farm near Strawberry Point, in Clayton county, where he was reared. He was educated in the public schools and Upper Iowa University, from which institution he graduated in 1875. He attended the Law Department of the State University of Iowa as a member of the class of 1876. In 1877 he located at Strawberry Point in the practice of law. In 1887 he formed a partnership with his brother, Charles W. Newberry, in the law business, which partnership still exists under the firm name of Newberry Brothers. He has been an officer of the Strawberry Point State Bank since its organization in 1883 and now holds the position of president of said bank. He was elected Senator from the Thirty-sixth District in 1903 and served in the Thirtieth, Thirty-first and Thirty-second General Assemblies. He was married to Miss Eva M. Buckley on December 30, 1905. A Republican in politics.

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Jay I. Nichols

Senator from the Twentieth Senatorial District, composed of the counties of Muscatine and Louisa, was born near West Liberty, Muscatine county, Iowa, May 13, 1855. His parents, Ira Nichols, a native of New York, and Elizabeth W. Nichols, a native of Ohio, came to Iowa in the spring of 1854 and settled in the well-known South Prairie District, near West Liberty. His mother is still living in West Liberty. His education was that of the country school, supplemented by a short course in a business college. He has been a farmer since early manhood. Has held a number of positions of honor and trust, among them being president of the Union District Agricultural Society, president of the Iowa Condensed Milk Company, member and chairman of the Muscatine County Board of Supervisors, and member of the House of Representatives from the Forty-second District in the Twenty-ninth, Thirtieth and Thirty-first General Assemblies. Was elected Senator in 1906. A Republican in politics.

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Charles P. Peterson

Senator from the Thirty-seventh District, composed of the counties of Hamilton, Hardin and Wright, was born in Jefferson county, New York, September 3, 1856, a son of Alonzo M. and Jane A. (Hunter) Peterson, the former a native of Vermont and the latter of Ireland. He moved to Wright county, Iowa, in 1869 with his parents, who settled upon a farm, and has ever since been a resident of said county. He worked upon the farm, attended the common schools and afterward, with the assistance of his parents and resources derived from his own labors in teaching school, completed his education at the Iowa State University, graduating from the Law Department in 1878. He was married to Miss Mary Lowe of Benton county, Iowa, in 1878 and has two sons and two daughters. Entered the practice of law in Clarion in the fall of 1878, where he has ever since continued in the practice. Elected Superintendent of Schools in the fall of 1879 and served one term, and afterward was elected County Surveyor and served two terms, thereafter devoting himself exclusively to the practice of law. Elected County Attorney in 1890 and served in that capacity for two terms. Has been especially prominent as a lawyer in litigation growing out of drainage legislation in maintaining the power of the Legislature over the subject. He was nominated for Senator on the 3699th ballot at the fifth adjourned session of the Republican District Convention in 1906, and was elected by a comfortable plurality. A Republican in politics.

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Charles G. Saunders

Senator from the Nineteenth District, composed of the county of Pottawattamie, was born at Westmoreland, Oneida county, New York, on the tenth day of April, 1861. His father, George W. Saunders, was born in England and came to this country when he was about fourteen years old. His mother, Mary E. Walker Saunders, was also a native of England and she came to this country when she was about five years of age. The parents of Senator Saunders removed with their family to Iowa in the spring of 1868, settled in Iowa City, where they lived until 1873, when they removed to Adair county, Iowa, where they settled upon a farm near Stuart. After a three years' residence at that point they removed to Crawford county, Iowa, and settled upon a farm near the town of Vail. Mr. Saunders received such educational advantages as the country school and public school at Vail, Iowa, afforded. In the fall of 1882 he entered Drake University, where he graduated in the classical course in 1886. During the year following his graduation he taught school in the south suburb of Des Moines and read law with Judge C. C. Nourse. After a preliminary reading of fourteen months he entered the senior law class of the State University of Iowa and graduated therefrom in June, 1888. In June, 1900, Drake University conferred upon him the degree of Doctor of Laws. He began the practice of law at Council Bluffs in the month of October, 1888, and has followed his profession since that time. Elected County Attorney of Pottawattamie county in 1894. Re-elected in 1896. In the month of June, 1901, he was elected a director of the Modern Woodmen of America and held that position for four years. Was appointed an aid on the staff of General Drake February 1, 1895, and two years later he was appointed Judge Advocate General of the Iowa National Guard by Governor Shaw and reappointed to the same position by Governor Cummins. Elected Senator in 1902 from the Pottawattamie District to fill the vacancy created by the resignation of Hon. A. S. Hazelton. Re-elected in 1903 and served in the sessions of the Thirtieth, Thirty-first and Thirty-second General Assemblies. A Republican in politics.

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William B. Seeley

Senator from the Tenth Senatorial District, composed of the counties of Henry and Washington, was born March 4, 1862, on the farm near Primrose, Lee county, Iowa, where his parents, Eli and Martha B. Seeley, first settled in the early forties. His father is a native of Connecticut and his mother of Indiana. He acquired his education in the village school at Primrose, a course in a business college at Burlington and graduated from the Law Department of the State University at Iowa City with the class of 1886. On March 4, 1890, he married Miss Elizabeth Ketcham, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin Ketcham of Bonaparte. In 1900 Mr. Seeley and his family moved to Mount Pleasant, since which time he has been identified with many enterprises for the public good of his home city and southeastern Iowa. He constructed and equipped the Young Men's Christian Association building at Mount Pleasant as a memorial to a deceased brother. He is closely identified with the banking interests in Lee, Van Buren and Henry counties and is a member of the Board of Education at Mount Pleasant, where he holds many other positions of public trust. He is the owner of Springdale Stock Farm, adjoining his home town, and greatly interested in advanced methods of agriculture, being one of the promoters of the Southeastern Iowa Short Course inaugurated at Mount Pleasant December 17-22, 1906. Elected Senator at the general election in 1906. A Republican in politics.

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Fred N. Smith

Senator from the Ninth District, composed of Des Moines county, was born of New England parentage near the village of Pleasant Grove in above named county, on the twenty-eighth day of August, 1850. Was educated in the rural schools of the county, finished with a course in Denmark Academy of Lee county, Iowa. Has been for years actively engaged in farming, raising, feeding and shipping stock, also the buying, storing and shipping of grain. Is president of the Des Moines County Mutual Fire Insurance Association and has also been engaged in banking for the past twelve years. Has served as school treasurer and township trustee. Was elected Representative in 1899, serving through the Twenty-eighth General Assembly. Elected Senator in 1901 and re-elected in 1906, serving through the Twenty-ninth, Thirtieth, Thirty-first, and Thirty-second General Assemblies. A Democrat in politics.

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James Albert Smith

Senator from the Forty-first District, composed of Mitchell, Worth and Winnebago counties, was born in the village of Castile, Wyoming county, New York, February 4, 1851, of New England parentage. He received his education in the district schools, and at the age of eighteen came west and located at Osage, in Mitchell county, Iowa. Was married in 1874 to Mary Alice Crego. Was actively engaged in civil engineering for several years, later engaging in the mercantile business with a brother, and still later in the lumber business, which is his occupation at the present time. He has served several terms both on the school board and on the city council of his home town, Osage; has been a member of the board of trustees of Iowa College since 1887; was elected to the House of Representatives in 1887; re-elected in 1889; elected to the Senate in 1899 and re-elected in 1903, making in all thirteen years of legislative service. A Republican in politics.

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Robert C. Stirton

Senator from the Twenty-fourth District, composed of the counties of Jones and Cedar, was born in Devonshire, England, April 2, 1861, of Scotch parents; removed to Scotland at an early age, and came to this country with his widowed mother and a sister in 1871, locating in Delaware county. In 1873 the family moved to Monticello. He worked during the summer months on farms adjoining Monticello and during the winter months he attended the public schools. Was married in 1893 to Agnes Russell of Monticello. Taught school for several terms. Served as assistant postmaster and finally secured a position in a bank in Monticello, of which institution he is the present cashier. Has served as president of the Fair Association of his county, also as president of the Board of Education. Elected Senator in 1903 and has served during the Thirtieth, Thlrty-first and Thirty-second General Assemblies. A Democrat in politics.

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Marion F. Stookey

Senator from the Fifth Senatorial District, composed of the counties of Decatur, Ringgold and Union, was born in Kosciusko county, Indiana, March 19, 1846. His parents were both natives of Ohio. The family moved from Indiana to Linn county, Iowa, in the fall of 1857 and settled on a farm. His education was acquired in the district school, supplemented by a term in the high school at Cedar Rapids and a year at Western College. He followed the occupation of teaching for several years, teaching during the winter months and working on a farm during the summer. Enlisted in Company C, Forty-seventh Iowa, and served until that regiment was discharged. Graduated from the law department of the State University in 1877 and immediately settled in Leon, Iowa, where he has since continued in the practice of law. Has served as Mayor and City Attorney of Leon; also County Attorney of Decatur County. Elected to the Senate in 1903, serving during the Thirtieth, Thirty-flrst and Thirty-second General Assemblies. A Republican in politics.

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Willard C. Stuckslager

Senator from the Twenty-sixth District, composed of the County of Linn, was born in the town of Lisbon, Linn county, Iowa, October 24, 1869. His parents were natives of Fayette county, Pennsylvania. His father located in Linn county, Iowa, in 1851. Mr. Stuckslager attended the public schools at Lisbon, graduating from the high school there in 1884. He then entered Cornell college at Mount Vernon, Iowa, going from that institution in 1893 to Chicago University. In 1894 he engaged in the banking business at Lisbon, Iowa, entering the Stuckslager & Auracher bank, founded by his father in 1874. At present he is president of the above mentioned bank and also of the Mount Vernon bank, located in the adjoining town of Mount Vernon. He is interested in educational matters and has been a member of the board of trustees of Cornell college for the past fourteen years, ten years of which time he has been a member of the executive committee. Elected representative in 1899 and served during the Twenty-eighth and Twenty-ninth General Assemblies. In 1903 he was elected to the Senate and served during the Thirtieth, Thirty-first and Thirty-second General Assemblies. A Republican in politics.

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Lewis L. Taylor

Senator from the Third District, composed of the Counties of Appanoose and Davis, was born in Hart county, Kentucky, March 27, 1839. His father was born in North Carolina and his mother in Virginia, each coming to Kentucky with their respective parents in early childhood. His parents came to Iowa in 1849, locating in Appanoose county, where he has since resided. He acquired his education in the common and graded schools. Was married to Miss Miriam Siler in the year 1864, to this union two children, a son and a daughter were born. Resided on a farm until 1879, during which time he followed the occupations of farming and teaching school. Then moved to Centerville, where he has since resided. He has held the offices of Township Clerk, Assessor, Justice of the Peace, and also the office of Clerk of the Courts of Appanoose county. Was connected with the First National bank of Centerville for a number of years. Elected Senator in 1903 and served during the Thirtieth, Thirty-first and Thirty-second General Assemblies. A Democrat in politics.

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Daniel W. Turner

Senator from the Sixth District, composed of the Counties of Adams and Taylor, was born March 17, 1877, at Corning, Iowa, of American-born parents, who emigrated from Ohio to Iowa in the late sixties. Was educated in the public schools of Corning, supplemented by a course in the Corning Academy. Upon graduating from the latter institution he entered the employ of the First National Bank of Corning. Later he entered the employ of his father in the mercantile business. At the outbreak of the Spanish-American war he enlisted in Company K, Fifty-first Regiment Iowa Volunteers, served through the campaign in the Philippines and was mustered out with the regiment and then went into the mercantile business with his father, which he has followed to the present time. Was married in September, 1900, to Mias Alice Sample. Served as lieutenant and captain of Company ? of the Iowa National Guard and now holds the rank of major in that organization. Elected Senator in 1903 and served during the Thirtieth, Thirty-first and Thirty-second General Assemblies. A Republican in politics.

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John F. Wade

Senator from the Thirty-ninth District, composed of the Counties of Bremer and Butler, was born in Burlington, Vermont, April 7, 1859. His parents were both born in Ireland. He moved to Iowa at an early age and was educated in the common schools of Iowa. Has been a farmer and stock raiser practically all his life and now lives on a fine farm within a mile of the old homestead where his parents settled thirty-six years ago. Has held various township offices and was a member of the Board of Supervisors of his county when elected to the Senate. Elected Senator in 1903 and served during the Thirtieth, Thirty-first and Thirty-second General Assemblies. A Democrat in politics.

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James L. Warren

Senator from the Fifteenth District, composed of the counties of Marion and Monroe, was born in Mahaska county, Iowa, on September 23, 1860. His parents were among the early pioneers of Iowa. His father was a native of Tennessee, coming to Iowa in 1844, locating in Lee county. His mother was a native of Indiana. He spent his early years upon the farm in Mahaska county and subsequently entered Penn college at Oskaloosa, Iowa, where he spent four years. Was admitted to the bar in 1886, since which time he has been actively engaged in his profession. His family consists of his wife and three daughters. Is a member of the Methodist Church. Served as a member of the House of Representatives in the Twenty-eighth and Twenty-ninth General Assemblies. Elected State Senator in 1903 and served during the Thirtieth, Thirty-first and Thirty-second sessions of the General Assembly. A Republican in politics.

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William P. Whipple

Senator from the Forty-fifth District, composed of the Counties of Benton and Tama, was born on a farm near Vinton, Iowa, December 26, 1858. His father was a native of Ohio and his mother of Indiana. He graduated from the academical department of the University of Iowa in June, 1877, and from the law department of the University in June, 1878. Entered the practice of law at Vinton, Iowa, August 14, 1878, and has been in continuous practice ever since. In March, 1879, he was elected city attorney and held that office for many years. Elected Senator in 1901 and served during the Twenty-ninth, Thirtieth, Thirty-first and Thirty-second General Assemblies. Was chairman of the committee on State educational institutions, appointed by the Thirtieth General Assembly to investigate the system of management of the educational institutions of Iowa. A detailed report of the findings and conclusions of the committee was made to the Thirty-first General Assembly. A Republican in politics.

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Will C. Whiting

Senator from the Thirty-fourth District, composed of Crawford, Harrison and Monona counties, was born in Monona county, Iowa, August 13, 1857. His father was a native of the State of New York and his mother of the State of Alabama. His father, the late Charles E. Whiting, was the Democratic candidate for Governor of Iowa in 1885. Mr. Whiting has always been a farmer, but since 1880 he has been prominently connected with the mercantile, lumber and banking business of Whiting, Iowa, He served in the Lower House during the Twenty-ninth, Thirtieth and Thirty-first General Assemblies. Was one of the commissioners of the Louisiana Exposition and had charge of the agricultural department for the State of Iowa. Elected Senator in 1906. A Democrat in politics.

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Archibald C. Wilson

Senator from the Fortieth District, composed of the Counties of Allamakee and Fayette, was born in the village of Warwick, in the Province of Ontario, Canada, December 17, 1857. His father was born in Ireland and his mother in Scotland. He acquired his education in the common and high schools of Warwick and Watford, Ontario. At the age of 16 he accepted a position in a general store at Watford and after two years he started to learn the drug business. In 1877 he moved to Oelwein, Iowa, where he has since resided. After being engaged for three years as clerk in a drug store he purchased an interest in the business, retaining that interest until 1892, when he sold out and established a drug and book store of his own, which he has since conducted. He was one of the organizers and is now a director in the First National bank of Oelwein and has always been prominently identified with the business interests of his city. Was appointed school director and twice elected to same position, serving for a period of eight years. Elected Senator in 1903 and served during the Thirtieth, Thirty-first and Thirty-second General Assemblies. A Republican in politics.

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John L. Wilson

Senator from the Twenty-second District, composed of Clinton county, was born in Elk River township, near Almont, Iowa, October 25, 1867. His parents were natives of Pennsylvania. They resided on a farm and his early education was acquired at the district schools. Later he attended business college at Clinton, Iowa, from which school he graduated in 1878. He follows the occupation of farming. Has served as Township Clerk, Collector and also as Treasurer of the school board of his township. Elected Representative in 1893; re-elected in 1895, and served in that body during the Twenty-fifth and Twenty-sixth General Assemblies. Elected Senator in 1897 and re-elected in 1901 and 1906 and served during the Twenty-seventh, Twenty-eighth, Twenty-ninth. Thirtieth, Thirty-first and Thirty-second General Assemblies. A Democrat in politics.

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Henry Young

Senator from the Twenty-seventh District, composed of the Counties of Calhoun and Webster, was born in Ogle county, Illinois, in the year 1846. His parents were both born in the State of Maryland. During his boyhood days he attended the district schools during the winter, afterwards becoming a student of the Mount Morris Seminary, and later spent a year at the Northwestern University, graduating in the spring of 1872 at the Chicago Medical College. He located at Manson, Iowa, and began the practice of medicine, being the first physician to locate in that town. He served as a member of the City Council, Mayor and also as President of the Board of Education; is also a member of the Board of Pension Examiners. Is married and has three sons and one daughter. Was a member of the House of Representatives during the Twenty-fourth and Twenty-fifth General Assemblies. Elected Senator in 1903 and served during the Thirtieth, Thirty-first and Thirty-second General Assemblies. A Republican in politics.

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