EDGAR RUBEY HARLAN
Posted By: Volunteer - Rich Lowe
Date: 10/18/2015 at 10:22:35
EDGAR RUBEY HARLAN,
Son of Samuel A. and Marinda E. (Rubey) Harlan; born of Kentucky Quaker ancestry at Spartansburg, Indiana, February 28, 1869. Brought to a farm in Cedar township, Van Buren county, Iowa, in 1873. Attended “Morris" district and Keosauqua high school, graduating 1889, and Drake University, completing the law course with degree of L.L. B., and admitted to the bar June 1896. Practiced law at Keosauqua ten years, serving as county attorney 1898-1902. Appointed by Charles Aldrich Assistant Curator of the Historical Department of Iowa, 1907. Acting Curator after death of Mr. Aldrich, March, 1908, until appointed Curator by Governor Carroll, October 1, 1909. Elected Curator by Board of Trustees, June, 1913. Honorary member Iowa Chapter, American Institute of Architects: Honorary member National Sculpture Society. Member American Historical Association. A founder and member board of directors, Mississippi Valley Historical Association. Member and Secretary, Iowa Flag Commission. Member and secretary Allison Memorial Commission. Member American Civic Association and delegate to Germany, France and England. tour 1913.
Source: The Iowa Official Register for the Years 1915-1916; p. 690
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