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 Lucien Lester Ainsworth

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Lucien Lester Ainsworth Famous memorial

Birth
New Woodstock, Madison County, New York, USA
Death
2 Jan 1902 (aged 70)
West Union, Fayette County, Iowa, USA
Burial
West Union, Fayette County, Iowa, USA
Memorial ID
6658045 View Source

US Congressman. He attended the New York public schools and studied law at Oneida Conference Seminary in Cazenovia, New York. He was admitted to the New York bar in 1854 and moved to Illinois where he established a law practice. He moved to Iowa and continued to practice law in West Union. He entered politics and was elected to the Iowa state senate in 1860. He was commissioned as a Captain in the Union Army in 1862 and served in Company C, Sixth Regiment, Iowa Volunteer Cavalry and served through the end of the war against the Indians in the Northwest. After the war he resumed his law practice and was elected to the Iowa state house of representatives fro 1871 to 1873. Entering national politics, he was elected as a Democrat to the Forty-fourth US Congress in 1874. He declined a nomination for reelection and returned to his law practice in West Union and remained there until his death.

US Congressman. He attended the New York public schools and studied law at Oneida Conference Seminary in Cazenovia, New York. He was admitted to the New York bar in 1854 and moved to Illinois where he established a law practice. He moved to Iowa and continued to practice law in West Union. He entered politics and was elected to the Iowa state senate in 1860. He was commissioned as a Captain in the Union Army in 1862 and served in Company C, Sixth Regiment, Iowa Volunteer Cavalry and served through the end of the war against the Indians in the Northwest. After the war he resumed his law practice and was elected to the Iowa state house of representatives fro 1871 to 1873. Entering national politics, he was elected as a Democrat to the Forty-fourth US Congress in 1874. He declined a nomination for reelection and returned to his law practice in West Union and remained there until his death.

Bio by: Tom Todd


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