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Robert Quigley

QUIGLEY, ODELL, MURDOCK, STONEMAN, JOCOBS

Posted By: Sharyl Ferrall
Date: 11/7/2003 at 21:07:43

Robert Quigley
Senator from the 36th district, composed of Clayton county, was born at Millville, in Clayton county, Iowa, December 31, 1844, of American-born parents. Attended common school in Clayton county, and two years at the U.I.U. at Fayette, Iowa, from which place he enlisted in Company D, 46th Iowa Infantry, and at the expiration of service of said regiment he joined Company K. fifteenth Iowa Infantry and served until the close of the civil war. Entered the office of Elijah Odell at McGreagor, Iowa, as a law student November 1, 1866, and remained until April 4, 1867,, when he went into the office of Murdock & Stoneman. Was admitted to practice law February 28, 1868, and was elected city attorney of McGregor at March election, 1868, and with the exception of only six years he held the office up to January 1, 1908. Was married to Blanche Jocobs November 24, 1875, and to them were born one son and three daughters. His wife died May 18, 1911. Was twice elected county attorney of Clayton county. Elected senator in 1908. Re-elected county attorney of Clayton county. Elected senator in 1908. Re-elected in 1912. Up to 1881 affiliated with the republican party; since then with the democratic party.

source: The Iowa Official Register-For the Years 1915-1916; Compiled under the Supervision of William S. Allen, Secretary of State, by Henry C. Baumgartner
transcribed & submitted by S. Ferrall


 

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