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Nicholas F. WEBER


Posted By: Sarah Thorson Little (email)
Date: 2/7/2016 at 20:48:35

NICHOLAS F. WEBER Born in Iowa county, Wisconsin, January 15, 1849, of German parentage. When a child he had the misfortune to lose his right arm, but notwithstanding this disability, he struggled hard and bravely and acquired an education. When a boy of fifteen he served as a page in the Wisconsin Legislature. He came to Iowa in 1866 and taught school in Winneshiek and Howard counties. He read law in the office of Judge Cooley, of Decorah, and was admitted to the bar in October, 1871. Mr. Weber came to Wright county in 1871 and was thereafter elected to the office of county superintendent of schools for two years and county auditor for four years. From 1878 to 1880 he was engaged in partnership with C. F. Peterson and from 1880 to 1884 with C. M. Nagle. He also represented the thirty-seventh senatorial district, comprising the counties of Webster, Hamilton and Wright in the Iowa Senate for the four years commencing January 1, 1886. Mr. Weber was an influential and active member of the bar, well-liked by all his associates and held the confidence of the court and of his clients. He was an important factor in the social and commercial life of Clarion.

Source: History of Wright County, 1915, Ed. by Hon. B. P. Birdsall. Indianapolis, Ind.


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