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HEDGES, Christian


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Date: 4/11/2015 at 10:59:17

Annals of Iowa
Page 238

Christian Hedges was born in Richland county, Ohio, May 1830; he died at Marengo, Iowa, February 26, 1913. Though his early years were spent on a farm, he received a good academic education and later graduated from the Cincinnati Law School. He commenced the practice of law at Mansfield, Ohio, but went to California during the gold excitement in 1849, and remained there ten years. He returned and located in Marengo, Iowa, where he continued the practice of law, ranking as the oldest lawyer in Iowa county at the time of his death. At the outbreak of the Civil War, he recruited Company G, Seventh Iowa Infantry, was elected Captain and served until near the close of the war. He was elected Senator from Iowa county to the Eighteenth General Assembly and before the expiration of the term was elected circuit judge of the Eighth District holding that position from 1881 to 1886.


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