United States Senators from Iowa
G.W. Jones was imprisoned for disloyalty to the U.S. in 1861
Augustus Caesar Dodge: (1812-83) Served in the Black Hawk War; served as a Delegate from the Territory of Iowa to the U.S. Congress, 1840-46; served as U.S. Senator from Iowa, 1848-55; was chairman of the Committee to Audit and Control the Contingent Expenses; served as U.S. Minister to Spain, 1855-59; was the mayor of Burlington, Iowa, 1874-75.
George W. Jones: (1804-96) Graduated from Transylvania University, Lexington, Ky., in 1825; studied law and was admitted to the bar; moved to Michigan Territory; served in the Black Hawk War; elected as a Delegate from Michigan Territory to the U.S. Congress, and served from March 4, 1835, until the Territory of Wisconsin was formed from a portion of Michigan Territory; his residence being in the new Territory, he was elected and qualified as a Delegate from the Territory of Wisconsin, serving until March 3, 1837; presented credentials as a Delegate elect from the Territory of Wisconsin to the U.S. Congress, and served from March 4, 1837, to January 14, 1839; appointed surveyor of public lands for the Territories of Wisconsin and Iowa, 1840-48, when he resigned; elected in 1848 as a Democrat to the United States Senate as one of the first Senators from the State of Iowa; served from 1848-59; was chairman of the Committee on Engrossed Bills; appointed Minister Resident of the United States to New Grenada, 1859-61; on his return to the United States was arrested in New York City by order of Secretary of State William H. Seward on the charge of disloyalty, based on correspondence with his friend Jefferson Davis; was imprisoned for 64 days, when he was released by order of President Lincoln, and then retired from public life.
Signatures: 7 1/2 x 2 3/4, in ink, A.C. Dodge, Burlington. Geo. W. Jones, Iowa.