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Catalog Number 00067
Object Name Portrait
Description James Alexander Williamson by Augustus J. Page. 1829-1902. Lawyer, soldier, railroad official. Born in Columbia, Kentucky, February 8, 1829. Removed to Keokuk, Iowa, 1844, and to Des Moines in 1855. Served in Civil War as Colonel, 4th Iowa Infantry, later Brevet Major-General US Vols., 1865. Returned to Des Moines to pratice law, 1868. Appointed by President Grant Commissioner of General Land Office, Washington, D.C., 1877-1881. President, Atlantic and Pacific Railroad, 1899 and 1890. Died in Jamestown, Rhode Island, September7 ,1902.
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Search Terms Chronicling America 2014
Keokuk Daily Gate City/Constitution-Democrat
Lee County