G. M. DODGE
Mr. Kasson was succeeded by Grenville M. Dodge, of Council Bluffs in the Fortieth Congress, and served one term. Grenville M. Dodge was born in Essex county, Massachusetts, April 12, 1832. In 1851, he emigrated to Peoria, Illinois, and a few years later to Iowa. At that time engaged with the engineer corps of the Mississippi and Missouri Railroad Company. After a year spent in Nebraska, he settled in Council Bluffs, in the banking business. On the breaking out of the war, he raised a company in Council Bluffs, and was made Colonel of the celebrated Fourth Iowa Infantry. On the 31st of March, 1862, he was made Brigadier, and afterwards Major-General. In 1866, he was elected to Congress, as above stated.
Contributed by Lisa Varnes-Rex from "History of Cass County, Iowa. Together With Sketches of its Towns, Villages and Townships, Educational, Civil, Military and Political History: Portraits of Prominent Persons, and Biographies of Old Settlers and Representative Citizens." Springfield, Ill.: Continental Historical Company, 1884, pg. 343.