Cyrus Clay Carpenter

Cyrus Clay Carpenter

Birth
Harford, Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania, USA
Death 29 May 1898 (aged 68)
Fort Dodge, Webster County, Iowa, USA
Burial Fort Dodge, Webster County, Iowa, USA
Plot Section H
Memorial ID 15103519 · View Source
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Iowa Governor, U.S. Congressman. After graduating from Harford Academy, in 1853, he moved to Iowa in 1854, was a teacher and later a land surveyor. He was county surveyor of Webster County Surveyor, in 1856 and a member of the Iowa State House of Representatives, (1858-60). During the Civil War, he served in the Iowa Volunteers, Union Army, (1862-65) and brevetted Colonel for meritorious services. After the war, he returned to Iowa and was registrar of the Iowa State Land Office, (1866-68). In 1871, he was elected as a Republican the 8th Governor of Iowa, serving until 1876. After his term, he was the Second Comptroller of the Treasury, (1876-78) and appointed railroad commissioner of Iowa, in 1878. In 1879, he was elected as a Republican to the Forty-sixth and Forty-seventh Congresses, serving until 1883. Not a candidate for re-nomination, he again served in the Iowa State House of Representatives, (1884-86) and was Postmaster of Fort Dodge, Iowa, (1889-93). He then engaged in the management of his farm and in the real-estate business, until his death at age 68.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith



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  • Added: 31 Jul 2006
  • Find a Grave Memorial 15103519
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Cyrus Clay Carpenter (29 Nov 1829–29 May 1898), Find a Grave Memorial no. 15103519, citing Oakland Cemetery, Fort Dodge, Webster County, Iowa, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .