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Catalog Number 00477
Object Name Portrait
Description James Bruen Howell by Edward J. Timmons. 1816-1880. Lawyer, editor, postmaster, U.S. Senator. Born near Morristown, New Jersey, July 4, 1816. Removed to Keosauqua, Iowa, 1841 where he practiced law for several years and edited Des Moines Valled Whig. Removed to Keokuk, Iowa, 1849, and changed name of paper to "Gate City Daily". Delegate to Republican National Convention at Philadelphia, 1856. Postmaster, Keokuk, 1861-1866. U.S. Senator from Iowa, 1870-1871. Died in Keokuk, Iowa, June 17, 1880.
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Search Terms Chronicling America 2014
Keokuk Daily Gate City/Constitution-Democrat
Lee County