Stephen Hempstead, Iowa's second governor, was born in New London, Connecticut. on October 1, 1812, the eighth son of Joseph and Celinda (Hutchinson) Hempstead. When he was 13, his father, who was in the boot and shoe business, was for some months…
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Lemuel B. Patterson was the first State Librarian when Iowa became a state. He was born in Rushville, Indiana, Sept. 12, 1824. He came to Iowa City in the spring of 1841, and was admitted to the State bar in 1846. It is reported that while holding…
Ansel Briggs was the first Iowa Governor. He was born in Vermont on February 3, 1806. His education was attained in the common schools of Vermont and at the Norwich Academy in Connecticut. After moving to Ohio and then Iowa, Briggs established…
James Clark (July 5, 1812 July 28, 1850) was the third Governor of Iowa Territory from November 18, 1845 until December 3, 1846, being appointed to the office, as a Democrat, by President James Polk. Born in Greensburg, Pennsylvania, Clarke was…
John Chambers, second Territorial Governor of Iowa, was born October 6, 1780, in Somerset County, New Jersey. His father, Colonel Rowland Chambers, was a colonel in the War for American Independence. At the close of the war he removed to Mason…
Samuel Morgan Reno was born in Mercer County Pennsylvania on July 19, 1816, the son of Charles Reno and Frances Laughlin. Morgan moved to Iowa in 1839 and married Margaret A. Hammer on Feb. 23, 1843. They had two children: Charles M. and Flora. …
WILLIAM ANTHONY O' CONNOR has taken a shine to the folks at International Harvester. The warm glow began to develop when he started working at the Farmall Works, while still attending St. Ambrose. It burst into brightness when he was selected as a…