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  • Robert D. Blue, Governor (1898 - 1989)
    Robert Donald Blue (September 24, 1898 – December 14, 1989) was the 30th Governor of Iowa from 1945 to 1949. Biography Blue attended Capital City Commercial College and Iowa State University. He ...
  • Gov. Ansel Briggs (1806 - 1881)
    Ansel Briggs (February 3, 1806 in Shoreham, Vermont – May 5, 1881 in Omaha, Nebraska) was the first Governor of Iowa, from 1846 to 1850. Briggs was a business entrepreneur, sheriff and a member of th...
  • Stephen P. Hempstead, Governor (1812 - 1883)
    Stephen P. Hempstead (b. October 1, 1812, New London, Connecticut – d. February 16, 1883, Dubuque, Iowa) was the second Governor of Iowa. A Democrat, he served from 1850 to 1854. Biography Hempst...
  • James W. Grimes, Governor, U.S. Senator (1816 - 1872)
    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 Deering, N...
  • Gov. Samuel J. Kirkwood, US Senate & Sec'y of the Interior (1813 - 1894)
    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. Secretary of...