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Catalog Number 00013
Object Name Portrait
Description Samuel Jordan Kirkwood by George H. Yewell. 1813-1894. Legislator, governor, U.S. senator, public official. Born in Harford County, Maryland, December 20, 1813. Removed to Ohio, 1835; to Johnson County, Iowa, 1855. State Senator, 6, 7, General Assembly, 1856-1860. Governor of Iowa, 1860-1864, 1876-1877. United States Senator, 1865-1867, 1877-1881. Delegate to State Convention, Iowa City, 1856, to organize Republican party. Secretary of the Interior, 1881-1882. Bronze statue of Governor Kirkwood placed in Statuary Hall of National Capitol, Washington, D.C., November 1913. Died in Iowa City, Iowa, September 1, 1894.
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