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Catalog Number 00054
Object Name Portrait
Description James Wilson Grimes by George A. Baker. 1816-1872. Legislator, editor, governor, congressman. Born at Deering, New Hampshire, October 20, 1816. Removed to Burlington, Iowa, 1836. Member of the House of 1st and 6th Territorial Legislative Assemblies. Representative 4th General Assembly, 1852-1854. Member of the State Convention founding the G.O.P., 1856. One of the three leaders of Iowa Republicanism. Editor "Iowa Farmer and Horticulturist". First Whig governor of Iowa, 1854-1858. United States Senator, 1859-1869. Voted against impeachment of Andrew Johnson, 1869. Died at Burlington, Iowa, February 7, 1872.

Subject seated in red chair, facing left. Wearing black jacket and tie. Has brown hair and brown facial hair. Brown background. Gold frame.

Conserved by Barry Bauman, 2016.
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