Josiah Bushnell Grinnell

Josiah Bushnell Grinnell

New Haven, Addison County, Vermont, USA
Death 31 Mar 1891 (aged 69)
Grinnell, Poweshiek County, Iowa, USA
Burial Grinnell, Poweshiek County, Iowa, USA
Memorial ID 2227 · View Source
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U.S. Congressman. He graduated from Auburn Theological Seminary in 1847, was ordained a Presbyterian minister and was a clergyman at the Congregational Church of New York City. Moving to Iowa, in 1854, he founded the town of Grinnell, also the Grinnell University and was a member of the Iowa State Senate, (1856-60). He studied law, was admitted to the bar in 1858, practiced law in Grinnell and was special agent for the Post Office Department, (1862-63). In 1863, he was elected as a Republican to the Thirty-eighth and Thirty-ninth Congresses, serving until 1867. Not a candidate for re-nomination, he was he president of the State Horticultural Society and resumed the practice of law until his death from throat disease at age 69.

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