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John Chester Culver, a Representative and a Senator from Iowa; born in Rochester, Olmsted County, Minn., August 8, 1932; attended Cedar Rapids public schools; graduated Harvard College in 1954; served ...

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Richard L. Murphy, U.S. Senator (1875 - 1936)

"Louis", "Lou"

Louis Murphy was born to John and Anna Murphy in Dubuque, Iowa, on November 6, 1875. His father was the publisher of the Dubuque Telegraph-Herald. [1] Louis attended the public schools in Dubuque, incl...

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Roger William Jepsen, a Senator from Iowa; born in Cedar Falls, Black Hawk County, Iowa, December 23, 1928; attended the public schools; attended the University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls; graduated...

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Richard Clarence (Dick) Clark, a Senator from Iowa; born in Paris, Linn County, Iowa, September 14, 1928; attended the public schools; attended the University of Maryland, Wiesbaden, Germany, and the U...

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Jack Richard Miller, a Senator from Iowa; born in Chicago, Cook County, Ill., June 6, 1916; moved to Sioux City, Iowa, with his parents in 1932; graduated from Creighton University, Omaha, Nebr., in 19...

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Daniel Frederic Steck, a Senator from Iowa; born in Ottumwa, Wapello County, Iowa, December 16, 1881; attended the common schools; graduated from the law department of the University of Iowa at Iowa Ci...

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George Wallace Jones, (brother-in-law of John Scott of Missouri), a Delegate from the Territory of Michigan and the Territory of Wisconsin and a Senator from Iowa; born in Vincennes, Ind., April 12, 18...

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Joni Kay Ernst (née Culver; July 1, 1970) is an American politician who is the junior United States Senator from Iowa, elected in the November 2014 election, defeating Bruce Braley, her Democr...

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Thomas Richard "Tom" Harkin (born November 19, 1939) is an American politician who served as a United States Senator from Iowa from 1985 to 2015. A member of the Democratic Party, he previously served ...

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George Allison Wilson (April 1, 1884 – September 8, 1953) was a United States Senator and 28th Governor of Iowa. Personal background Born on a farm near Menlo, Iowa, Wilson attended rural ...

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Charles Ernest "Chuck" Grassley (born September 17, 1933) is the senior United States Senator from Iowa, serving since 1981. A member of Republican Party, he previously served in the served in the Un...

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Harold Everett Hughes (February 10, 1922 – October 23, 1996) was the 36th Governor of Iowa from 1963 until 1969; he had been a Republican earlier in his life. He also served as a Democratic Un...

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Bourke Blakemore Hickenlooper (July 21, 1896 – September 4, 1971), was a Republican politician from the US state of Iowa. He was lieutenant governor from 1939 to 1943 and then the 29th Governo...

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David Wallace Stewart (January 22, 1887 – February 10, 1974) served as a United States Senator from Iowa from August 7, 1926, until March 3, 1927, serving out the unexpired term of a senator w...

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Thomas Ellsworth Martin (January 18, 1893 – June 27, 1971) was a United States Representative and Senator from Iowa. Martin, a Republican, served in Congress for 22 consecutive years, from Jan...

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Guy Mark Gillette (February 3, 1879 – March 3, 1973) was a Democratic U.S. Representative and Senator from Iowa. In the U.S. Senate, Gillette was elected, re-elected, defeated, elected again, ...

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Clyde LaVerne Herring (May 3, 1879 – September 15, 1945), an American politician and Democrat, served as the 26th Governor of Iowa, and then one of its U.S. Senators, during the last part of t...

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Lester Jesse ("L. J." or "Dick") Dickinson (October 29, 1873 – June 4, 1968) was a Republican United States Representative and Senator from Iowa. He was, in the words of Time magazine, "a big,...

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Smith Wildman Brookhart (February 2, 1869 – November 15, 1944), was twice elected as a Republican to represent Iowa in the United States Senate. He was considered an "insurgent" within the Rep...

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Charles Augustus Rawson (May 29, 1867 – September 2, 1936) was an unelected United States Senator from Iowa for nine months in 1922. Born in Des Moines, he attended the public schools and ...

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) William Squire Kenyon (June 10, 1869 – September 9, 1933) was a Republican U.S. Senator from Iowa, and a judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit. Background Kenyon ...

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Lafayette ("Lafe") Young (May 10, 1848 – November 15, 1926) was a newspaper reporter and editor, and (briefly) a Republican Senator from Iowa. Young was born in Monroe County, Iowa. His ea...

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Jonathan Prentiss Dolliver (February 6, 1858 – October 15, 1910) was a Republican orator, U.S. Representative, then U.S. Senator from Iowa at the turn of the 20th century. In 1900 and 1908 Rep...

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John H. Gear, Governor, U.S. Senator (1825 - 1900)

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Henry Gear (April 7, 1825 – July 14, 1900) served as the 11th Governor of Iowa, a United States Representative and a member of the United States Senate. Biography Born in Ithaca, New Y...

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James Falconer "Jefferson Jim" Wilson (October 19, 1828 – April 22, 1895) was a lawyer, Republican U.S. Congressman from Iowa's 1st congressional district during the American Civil War, and a ...

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James Wilson McDill (March 4, 1834 – February 28, 1894) was a lawyer, state-court judge, Republican United States Representative and Senator from Iowa, state railroad commissioner, and member ...

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George Grover Wright (March 24, 1820 – January 11, 1896) was a pioneer lawyer, Iowa Supreme Court justice, law professor, and Republican United States Senator from Iowa. Born in Bloomingto...

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James Bruen Howell (July 4, 1816 – June 17, 1880) was a United States Senator from Iowa for slightly over one year. Born near Morristown, New Jersey, he moved with his parents to Newark, O...

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James Wilson Grimes (October 20, 1816 – February 7, 1872) was an American politician, serving as the third Governor of Iowa and a United States Senator from Iowa. Biography Born in Dee...

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Albert Baird Cummins (February 15, 1850 – July 30, 1926) was the 18th Governor of Iowa, U.S. Senator and two-time presidential candidate. Cummins was perhaps the most influential leader in Iow...

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William Boyd Allison (March 2, 1829 — August 4, 1908) was an early leader of the Iowa Republican Party, who represented northeastern Iowa for four consecutive terms in the U.S. House before re...

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Samuel Jordan Kirkwood (December 20, 1813 – September 1, 1894), was an American politician best known as Iowa's American Civil War Governor. He also served in the U.S. Senate and as U.S. Secre...

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) Senator from Iowa (Whig, Republican 1856-65, 1867-73) who replaced John Usher as Secretary of the Interior in April 1865 and served until 1866 when difference with President Andrew Johnson prompted...

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Augustus Caesar Dodge (January 2, 1812 – November 20, 1883) was one of the first set of United States Senators to represent the state of Iowa after it was admitted to the Union as a state in 1...

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