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Julius H. Powers


Posted By: Bruce Kuennen (email)
Date: 10/22/2017 at 00:29:58

Julius H Powers was born in Rochester Vermont May 22, 1830. He removed with his parents when six years of age to Freedom, Ohio, and when twenty years of age to Berlin, Erie county, Ohio. He was educated in the Kingsville, Ohio academy, graduating under JK Graves, who was president at that time. He studied law with Walker & Gunkle at Dayton Ohio and also in the Cincinnati Law School, graduating March 15 1855. He was admitted to the bar in the Hamilton county, Ohio district court April 7, 1855 in the Chickasaw county Iowa district court at the June term, 1857, and the United States circuit court district of Iowa January 12, 1876. He came to New Hampton, Chickasaw county, and began the practice of law in 1857, and continued until July 1861, when he enlisted as a private in Company B Seventh Iowa Infantry. He was commissioned captain of Company I, Ninth Iowa Infantry September 18, 1861. He served in said regiment until April 1863. On July 19, 1864 he was commissioned by the United States war department commissioner of the board of enrollment for the Third congressional district of Iowa. He was elected senator in 1859 and served until he entered the United States army in 1861 regular session of 1860 and special session of 1861.

In 1869, he formed a partnership in the law business with Samuel J Kenyon, under the firm name of Powers & Kenyon, which continued until 1881. He is a member of the Masonic Lodge of Tippecanoe of Ohio and Odd Fellows Lodge of New Hampton, Iowa. In politics, Mr. Powers is a republican.

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