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Catalog Number 00127
Object Name Portrait
Description John Francis Duncombe by David J. Gue. 1831-1902. Railroad attorney, editor, legislator. Born in Waterfor, Erie County, Pennsylvania, October 22, 1831. Practided law in Erie, Pennsylvania. Removed to Fort Dodge, Iowa, 1855. Editor, Fort Dodge Sentinel, first newspaper in county. Captain Co. B, Spirit Lake Massacre Relief Expedition, 1857. Representative 14, 18 General Assembly 1872-1882. State Senator, 8, 8Ex, 9, 9Ex General Assembly, 1860-1864. Prominent in developing mining interests of Fort Dodge. Commissioner of Wold's Columvian Exposition, Chicago, 1893. Winner of wrestling match which located the county seat in Webster County. Died in Fort Dodge, Iowa, Ausgust 2, 1902. 51" x 43.5"
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