Todhunter, Lewis (1817-1902)
Posted By: Karon Velau (email)
Date: 4/28/2019 at 22:44:29
(April 6, 1817 – January 29, 1902)
Lewis Todhunter was born in Ohio, April 6, 1817, and died January 29, 1902 at Indianola, Iowa. He was educated in the public schools of his native state and of Indiana. He studied law and was admitted to the Ohio bar late in life. He came to Indianola in 1850, where he resided fifty-two years and practiced law. He was auditor, treasurer and prosecuting attorney for Warren County. He was a member of the constitutional convention of 1857, which framed the present constitution of the state. He was also one of the founders of the Republican Party of Iowa. After he retired from the practice of law in 1890 he wrote a history of the Iowa temperance legislation.
Source – Courts & Legal Profession of Iowa, vol.2, p.1074, by Chester C. Cole, Chicago, 1907.
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