US Con -Grimes, James Wilson - U.S. Senator, IA

James Wilson Grimes:
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Born: October 20, 1816
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Birthplace:
Deering New Hampshire
Father: John Grimes 1772 – 1851
(Buried: Appleton Cemetery Deering New Hampshire)
Mother: Betsey Wilson 1773 – 1850
(Buried: Appleton Cemetery Deering New Hampshire)

Wife: Elizabeth Sarah Neally 1825 – 1890
(Buried: Aspen Grove Cemetery Burlington Iowa)


Political Party: Whig Party and Republican Party



Education:
Attended Dartmouth College

Occupation before War:
Attorney in "Black Hawk Purchase" Wisconsin Territory
Attorney in Burlington Iowa
Planter in Burlington Iowa
1838 – 1839: Iowa Territorial Representative
1843 – 1844: Iowa Territorial Representative
1854 – 1858: Governor of Iowa
1859 – 1869: United States Senator from Iowa
1859 – 1861: Member of Senate Pensions Committee

Civil War Career:
1859 – 1869: United States Senator from Iowa
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1861: Member of Washington D.C. Peace Conference
1861: Introduced the bill that led to creation of Medal of honor
1863 – 1869: Member Senate Public Buildings & Grounds Committee
1865 – 1867: Member Senate Audit and Control of Expenses Committee
1865 – 1867: Member Senate Public Lands Committee

Occupation after War:
1859 – 1869: United States Senator from Iowa
1863 – 1869: Member Senate Public Buildings & Grounds Committee
1865 – 1867: Member Senate Audit and Control of Expenses Cte.
1865 – 1867: Member Senate Public Lands Committee
1867 – 1869: Member Senate Appropriations Committee
1868: Voted against removing Andrew Johnson as President.
1869 – 1872: Attorney in Burlington Iowa


Died: February 7, 1872
Place of Death: Burlington Iowa
Age at time of Death: 55 years Old
Burial Place: Aspen Grove Cemetery Burlington Iowa
 
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