Posted By: Sharyl Ferrall (email)
Date: 1/12/2004 at 06:59:40
Representative from Montgomery county, was born in Sweden, June 8, 1873. Received his early education in the rural schools of that county. Came to the United States in 1890 and worked as a farm laborer in Mills county. Was naturalized and cast his first vote for president in 1896. In 1901 he bought a farm in Montgomery county, on which he is still residing. He was married to Miss Mary Jones, August 25, 1897. His wife lost her life in an automobile accident April 20, 1914. He has one son and four daughters. Served on township board eight years. Member of the M.E. church and Masonic lodge. elected representative in 1924. Re-elected in 1926. Republican in politics.
source: Iowa Official Register 1927-1928; Biographies of State Representatives; pg. 238
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