Lieutenant-Governor, was born in Selby county, Indiana, October 24, 1852.  His parents moved to Davis county, Iowa in 1856, and there he lived and worked on a farm until manwood.  He taught twelve months in Davis county and graduated from Oskaloosa College in 1877 and from the law department of the State University in 1878.  He was married in 1878 and began the practice of law in Adel, Dallas county, Iowa, and has continued the practice there ever since.  He was a member of the House of Representatives in the Twenty-eighth, Twenty-ninth, thirtieth, and Thirty-first General Assemblies and was speaker to the Thirtieth and Thirty-first General Assemblies.  Was elected Lieutenant-Governor in 1908.

   A Republican in politics.


From Iowa Official Register 1909-1910, pages 627-638

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