GEORGE W. KOONTZ
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Date: 3/29/2011 at 10:34:13
Representative from Johnson county, was born in Washington county, Pennsylvania, March 20, 1845, came to Iowa City, Johnson county, Iowa, in 1855. Was educated in the common and high schools of Iowa City, Iowa. Is married and has two children, a son and daughter. Was elected clerk of courts of Johnson county in 1874, re-elected in 1876-1878. Was elected county auditor in 1883 and served two terms in that office. In 1884 was admitted to the bar and was elected to fill vacancy as Representative in the Twenty-seventh General Assembly and has served continuously as a member in the Lower House of the General Assembly, to and including the Thirty-fourth General Assembly. Has been identified since 1888 with the banking interests of the state and was for several years president of the Citizens' Savings and Trust Bank at Iowa City, Iowa. A Democrat in politics.
(The Iowa Official Resister for the Years 1911-1912, Des Moines: 1911.)
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