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Stephen Hempstead
Birth: Oct. 1, 1812
New London
New London County
Connecticut, USA
Death: Feb. 16, 1883
Dubuque
Dubuque County
Iowa, USA

Former Governor of Iowa. Hempstead was Dubuque's first attorney. He helped represent the northern part of the Iowa Territory at the Territoral Legislature in Burlington, Iowa. He later served as one of the Dubuque County delegates to the Iowa constiutional convention of 1848. Hempstead also helped develop the laws which became the code of Iowa in 1851. In 1850, he was elected as the second Governor of the State of Iowa. In 1855 he was elected as a judge in Dubuque County - a position he held for the next 12 years. In the late 1960's, Dubuque honored Hempstead by naming their new second public high school after him.  (bio by: Jesse) 
 
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 Spouse:
  Lavinia Lackland Hempstead (1819 - 1871)*
 
 Children:
  Rufus Lackland Hempstead (____ - 1852)*
  Celinda Hempstead (1848 - 1858)*
  Lavina Moore Hempstead (1850 - 1858)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Linwood Cemetery
Dubuque
Dubuque County
Iowa, USA
 
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Originally Created by: Jesse
Record added: Jun 26, 2003
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