Browse Items (43 total) for Governors of Iowa

Warren Garst, Iowa's nineteenth governor, was born in Dayton, Ohio on December 4, 1850 to Dr. Michael Garst and Marie Louise Morrison. At age 8, he and his family moved to Illinois. At age 19 He moved to Iowa, and settled in Coon Rapids, where he and…

Beryl Franlkin Carroll, Iowa's twentieth governor, was born in Davis County, Iowa on March 15, 1860. In 1884, he graduated from the State Normal School in Kirksville, Missouri. After college, Carroll held several jobs including that of a livestock…

George Washington Clarke, Iowa's twenty-first governor, was born in Shelby County, Indiana on October 24, 1852. In 1856 the Clarke family moved to Davis County, Iowa, settling one mile east of Drakesville. He taught school in Bloomfield before…

William L Harding, 21st governor of Iowa, was born on October 3, 1877 in Sibley, Iowa. He was educated at Morningside College in Sioux City, Iowa, and the University of South Dakota Law School. In 1907, Harding married Carrie Lamoreux and began the…

Nathan Edward Kendall, 23rd governor of iowa, was born on March 17, 1868 to Elijah J. and Lucinda (Stevens) Kendall in Greenville, Iowa. He was the youngest of six children. He went to a local country school and then moved to Albia, Monroe County,…

John Hammill, 24th Governor of Iowa was born on October 14, 1875 in Linden, Iowa County, Wisconsin, the son of George and Mary Brewer Hammill, both of English ancestry. When he was 13, the family moved to a farm near Britt, Hancock County, Iowa. He…

Daniel Webster Turner, 25th governor of Iowa and a founder of the National farmer Organization (NFO), was the fifth of nine children of Almira (Baker) Turner and Austin Bates Turner, a merchant and Civil War veteran. Daniel Turner served for 18…

Clyde Herring, 26th Governor of Iowa, was an automobile dealer, governor, and U.S. senator. He was the son of James Gwynn Herring and Stella Mae (Addison) Herring. He was born and raised in Jackson, Michigan, where he worked for a while as a jewelry…

Nelson George Kraschel, Iowa's twenty-seventh governor, was born in Macon, Illinois on October 27, 1889. He was the son of Fred K. Kraschel, who farmed near Macon, Illinois, and Nancy Jane (Poe) Kraschel. Nelson Kraschel attended Macon High School…

George Allison Wilson, 28th governor of Iowa, and U.S. senator, was born on a farm near Menlo, Adair County, Iowa, to James Henderson Wilson and Martha Green (Varley) Wilson. He attended nearby rural schools, Grinnell College (1900-1903), and the…