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Kirkwood, Samuel Jordan, 1813-1894

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Personal name headingKirkwood, Samuel Jordan, 1813-1894
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Variant(s)Kirkwood, S. J. (Samuel Jordan), 1813-1894
See alsoIowa. Governor (1860-1864 : Kirkwood)
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Birth date1813-12-20
Death date1894-09-01
Place of birthHarford County (Md.)
Place of deathIowa City (Iowa)
AffiliationIowa. General Assembly. Senate
United States. Congress. Senate
United States. Department of the Interior
Republican Party (U.S. : 1854- )
Profession or occupationTeachers Lawyers Governors Cabinet officers Legislators
Found inEvery government must of necessity have the power to execute its own laws, 1879: t.p. (Samuel J. Kirkwood)
OCLC, 3/11/1998 (hdgs.: Kirkwood, Samuel J., Kirkwood, Samuel Jordan, 1813-1894; usages: Gov. Kirkwood, S.J. Kirkwood, Samuel J. Kirkwood)
Biographical directory of the United States Congress, viewed July 12, 2018 (Kirkwood, Samuel Jordan, a Senator from Iowa; born in Harford County, Md., December 20, 1813; attended country schools and the academy of John McLeod in Washington, D.C.; clerked in a drug store and taught school; moved to Mansfield, Richmond County, Ohio, in 1835 and continued teaching until 1840; studied law; admitted to the bar in 1843 and commenced practice in Mansfield; prosecuting attorney of Richland County 1845-1849; member of the State constitutional convention in 1850 and 1851; moved to Coralville, Johnson County, Iowa, in 1855 and engaged in the milling business; member, State senate 1856-1859; Governor of Iowa 1860-1864; appointed by President Abraham Lincoln as Minister to Denmark in 1863, but declined; elected as a Republican to the United States Senate to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of James Harlan and served from January 13, 1866, to March 3, 1867; resumed the practice of law and also served as president of the Iowa & Southwestern Railroad Co.; Governor of Iowa 1876-1877, when he resigned to become United States Senator, serving as a Republican from March 4, 1877, to March 7, 1881, when he resigned to accept a Cabinet portfolio; Secretary of the Interior in the Cabinet of President James Garfield 1881-1882, when, upon the death of President Garfield, he resigned; unsuccessful candidate for election in 1886 to the Fiftieth Congress; resumed the practice of law; president of the Iowa City National Bank; died in Iowa City, Johnson County, Iowa, September 1, 1894; interment in Oakland Cemetery)