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Catalog Number 00049
Object Name Portrait
Description Augustus Caesar Dodge by Julia A. Darling. 1812-1883. Soldier, Diplomat, United States Senator. Born in Ste. Genevieve, Louisiana Territroy, Missouri, January 2, 1812. Lieutenant in Black Hawk War and other Indian wars. Removed to Galena, Illinois, 1827, where he was employed with his father's lead mines. Removed to Burlington, Iowa, 1837 where he served as Register of United States Land Office, 1838-1840. Brigadier-General of Militia, 1839. Delegate in Congress from Iowa Territory 1840-1846. United States Senator, 1848-1855. United States Minister to Spain, 1855-1859. Mayor of Burlington, Iowa, 1874. First person born west of the Mississippi River who became a United States Senator. Died in Burlington, Iowa, November 20, 1883.
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