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Henry Dayton


Posted By: Allamakee co. Coordinator (email)
Date: 3/2/2004 at 10:50:38

Henry Dayton was not one of the earliest, but one of the early lawyers of the County. He was admitted to the bar in 1862. He first settled at Lansing, and afterward removed to Waukon. He was a native of Saratoga County, New York, where he was born in 1836. He was a well educated man, a collegian, a graduate of the Fort Edward Collegiate Institute, New York. He maintained a successful practice at Waukon for many years,
and attained considerable prominence in public affairs. He must have been a man of considerable popularity as well as strength, for he was elected in the fall of 1871 on the Democratic ticket, and served in the House of the Fourteenth General Assembly, and on the same ticket was re-elected in the fall of 1873 and served in the Fifteenth General Assembly.

- source: Recollections and Sketches of Notable Lawyers and Public Men of Early Iowa; Chapter XXXI - Allamakee county; by Edward H. Stiles; 1916
- transcribed by S. Ferrall


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