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James Wilson Grimes

  • Birth 20 Oct 1816 Deering, Hillsborough County, New Hampshire, USA
  • Death 7 Feb 1872 Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa, USA
  • Burial Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa, USA
  • Plot Block 71 Lot 4 Grave 2
  • Memorial ID 6133197

US Senator, 3rd Iowa Governor. Elected as Governor of Iowa, serving from 1854 to 1858. Elected as a Republican to the United States Senate from Iowa, serving from 1859 to 1869, when ill health forced his resignation. He was a member of the US Senate throughout the entire length of the Civil War, and was a member of the failed 1861 Peace Commission that unsuccessfully attempted to avert the war.

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  • Originally Created by: Russ
  • Added: 28 Jan 2002
  • Find A Grave Memorial 6133197
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for James Wilson Grimes (20 Oct 1816–7 Feb 1872), Find A Grave Memorial no. 6133197, citing Aspen Grove Cemetery, Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .