James W. Grimes

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(20 October, 1816 -- 7 February, 1872) Grimes was an American lawyer and politician. Born in Deering, N.H., Grimes moved west after studying law. Grimes was a member of the Iowa territorial house of representatives 1838-1839 and 1843-1844. Grimes also served as governor of Iowa from 1854 to 1858. Grimes was then elected as a Republican to the United States Senate in 1859 and was reelected in 1865 and served until he resigned due to poor health. [Source: 'Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774- Present', available at http://bioguide.congress.gov/biosearch/biosearch.asp]

Member of Iowa Delegation—United States Fifteenth Amendment, Iowa Delegation—The Road to Civil War, Iowa Delegation—United States Fourteenth Amendment & The Civil Rights Act of 1866, Iowa Delegation—United States Thirteenth Amendment 1863-65.

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