Member of the Iowa Territorial House of Representatives
Governor of Iowa
Member of the 1861 Peace Convention
United States Senator from Iowa
Member of the President Andrew Johnson Impeachment Congress
(1816-72) Born in Deering, N.H., he graduated from Hampton Academy, attended Dartmouth College, studied law, moved west and commenced practice in the "Black Hawk Purchase," Wisconsin Territory. Member of the Iowa Territorial House of Representatives, 1838-39, and 1843-44. Governor of Iowa, 1854-58. He was a member of the 1861 peace convention held in Washington, D.C. which attempted to prevent the Civil War. Served as U.S. Senator from Iowa, 1859-69, including the President Andrew Johnson Impeachment Congress. Was the chairman of the Committee on the District of Columbia, and also served on the Committee on Naval Affairs.
Signature With State: 5 1/4 x 3 1/4, in ink, J.W. Grimes, Iowa.