Lavender, James F. (1851-1926)
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Date: 4/28/2019 at 19:15:44
James F. Lavender
James F. Lavender was born March 24, 1851 in Rochester, New Hampshire. In 1863 his parents settled in Scott County, Iowa on a farm where our subject remained until 1867. From 1867 to 1870 he worked on a farm in Poweshiek County, Iowa. He then removed to Davenport, attending school there, and later at the Iowa Agricultural College at Ames. He read law in the office of Cook, Richman & Bruning, then with Brown & Campbell, Davenport, and later with Wilson & Lawrence, Minneapolis, Minnesota. He was admitted before the supreme court of Minnesota, October 5, 1880; circuit court, of Scott County, Iowa, December 13, 1880; United States district court of Iowa same time. He began to practice in April 1881 at Rockwell City, and was a member of the firm of Stevenson & Lavender from January 1890 to January 1900. He was elected by the Republicans as representative from Calhoun County to the twenty-sixth and twenty-seventh general assemblies.
Source – Courts & Legal Profession of Iowa, vol.1, p.521, by Chester C. Cole, Chicago, 1907.
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