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Posted By: Jean Kramer (email)
Date: 3/15/2004 at 10:04:41

Biography reproduced from page 295 of the History of Kossuth and Humboldt Counties, Iowa published in 1884:

Harvey Ingham was born in Portland township, Kossuth county, Sept. 8, 1858, and is a son of W. H. and C. A. (Rice) Ingham. In 1876 he entered the Iowa State University, at Iowa City, and graduated from the literary department in 1880. He immediately entered the law department of the same institution, from which he was graduated in the class of 1881. Soon after leaving college, he obtained a situation as county historian for Capt. A. T. Andreas, of Chicago, Ill., and was one of the assistants in compiling and editing the history of Nebraska. When that volume was completed, and ready for publication (1882), Mr. Ingham purchased a half-interest in the Upper Des Moines, and in connection with R. B. Warren, has been fairly successful in the publishing business.

Biography reproduced from page 34 of Volume II of the History of Kossuth County written by Benjamin F. Reed and published in 1913:

Harvey Ingham, editor of the Register and Leader, was born in Algona, Kossuth county, Iowa, September 8, 1858, the oldest son of William H. and Caroline A. (Rice) Ingham. His father was the second white settler in Kossuth county, locating there in 1854, while his mother came three years later, a bride, in 1857, the year of the massacre at Spirit Lake. His early education was received in a frontier town school, and later he was a student throughout the brief period of its existence of Algona College. He graduated from the collegiate department of the State University of Iowa in 1880 and from the law department of the same university in 1881. He never entered the practice of the law but soon bought a half interest in the Algona Upper Des Moines, a weekly newspaper published in his home county. He edited this paper for twenty years, during that time serving a term as postmaster of Algona and a term as regent of the State University from the tenth congressional district. His name was presented by Kossuth county at the congressional convention at Fort Dodge which met to name a successor to Senator Dolliver when the latter resigned his seat in congress to fill the vacancy in the senate occasioned by the death of Senator Gear. In 1902 Mr. Ingham came to Des Moines to represent the owners as editors of the newly organized Register and Leader and a year later bought his present interest in the newspaper plant.

On the 23d of October, 1894, Mr. Ingham was married to Miss Nellie E. Hepburn, of Des Moines, the oldest daughter of J. Addition and Anna S. (Jordan) Hepburn. Three sons have been born of this union, Hepburn, William H., and Harvey, Jr.


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