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Catalog Number 00114
Object Name Portrait
Description Josiah Bushnell Grinnell by John H. Parks. 1821-1891. Clergyman, legislator, lawyer, public official. Born in New Haven, Vermont, December 22, 1821. Congregational Clergyman with pastorates in Union Village, New York City and Washington, D.C. Removed to Iowa, 1854, and founded town of Grinnell and Grinnell College. State Senator, 6, 7, General Assembly, 1859-1860. Delegate to Republican Convention which nominated Abraham Lincoln for President 1860. Special Agent, Post Office Department, 1861-1863. United States Congressman, 1863-1867. Commissioner of United States Bureau of Animal Industries, 1884. Promoter, president and recieiver of Iowa Central Railroad (later the St. Louis and St. Paul Railroad). President of the State Horticulture Society and of the First National Bank of Grinnell. Died at Grinnell, Iowa, March 31, 1891.
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