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General George W. Jones (died 1896)


Posted By: Anne Hermann (email)
Date: 5/14/2009 at 16:29:36

Maquoketa Excelsior, July 24, 1896.


General George W. Jones died at his home in Dubuque Wednesday night. He was Iowa’s first senator, and previous to his election to that position he represented the then Territory of Wisconsin, of which Iowa was a part in the congress of the United States as a territorial delegate. While in Congress in this capacity, he introduced and secured the enactment of a law making Iowa a separate and distinct Territory. He was ninety-two years old.

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