Kirkwood, Samuel Jordan, 1813-1894

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Iowa governor, Iowa and U.S. Senator, abolitionist, lawyer. Samuel Kirkwood served as a Republican state senator (1856-1859), Iowa governor (1860-1864, 1876-1877), U.S. senator (1866-1867, 1877-1881), and U.S. Secretary of the Interior (1881-1882, under President Garfield). He also served as president of the Iowa and Southwestern Railroad Company and the Iowa City National Bank.

From the description of Papers, 1841-1894. (State Historical Society of Iowa, Library). WorldCat record id: 52084555

Governor of Iowa (1876-1877) resigned to become U.S. Senator (1877-1881); appointed Secretary of the Interior in cabinet of President James Garfield (1881).

From the description of Letters, 1859-1890. (University of Iowa Libraries). WorldCat record id: 148549521

Samuel J. Kirkwood moved to Iowa City in 1855 and in 1856 served as a delegate at the founding convention of the Iowa Republican Party. In 1856 he was elected to the State Senate and served two terms. In 1860 he was elected governor of Iowa, serving two terms. Kirkwood led Iowa during the Civil War and organized the recruitment of 60,000 Iowa troops. In 1866 he was elected to fill a two year vacancy in the U.S. Senate. Reelected governor in 1875 he served until sent back to the Senate in 1877. He also served as President Garfield's Secretary of the Interior, 1881-1882. After Garfield's assassination Kirkwood retired to private life.

From the description of Kirkwood, Samuel J. papers, 1843-1915. (Iowa Sate Historical Society). WorldCat record id: 50158946

United States Secretary of the Interior. Senator and governor of Iowa.

From the description of Autograph letter signed : Des Moines, to an unidentified major, 1861 Dec. 6. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270487050

United States Secretary of the Interior. Senator and Governor of Iowa.

From the description of Autograph letter signed : Washington, to the Attorney General, 1879 Dec. 9. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270491545

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referencedIn Allison, William B. (William Boyd), 1829-1908. Allison, William Boyd papers 1825-1908. State Historical Society of Iowa, Library
creatorOf Kirkwood, Samuel Jordan, 1813-1894. Military commission to H. H. Heath, First Lieutenant of the Hardin Guards, July 22, 1861. University of Iowa Libraries
referencedIn Frederick M. Dearborn collection of military and political Americana, Part I: The Revolution and the Administration, 1669-1958. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Wittenmyer, Annie, 1827-1900. Wittenmyer, Annie papers, 1861-1901. State Historical Society of Iowa, Library
creatorOf Kirkwood, Samuel Jordan, 1813-1894. Autograph letter signed : Washington, to the Attorney General, 1879 Dec. 9. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Hay, John, 1838-1905. Correspondence, 1854-1914, "LaFarge" to "Lincoln". Brown University, John Hay Library
creatorOf Redhead, Wesley, 1825-1891. Papers of Wesley Redhead, 1852-1893. University of Iowa Libraries
referencedIn Photographic Portrait File The Huntington Library
creatorOf Kirkwood, Samuel Jordan, 1813-1894. Letter : Iowa City, to Henry Wager Halleck, Washington, D.C., 1862 Oct. 21. Texas Christian University
creatorOf Kirkwood, Samuel Jordan, 1813-1894. Letter : Iowa City, to S[amuel] R[yan] Curtis, St. Louis, 1862 Nov. 4. Texas Christian University
creatorOf Kirkwood, Samuel Jordan, 1813-1894. Autograph letter signed : Des Moines, to an unidentified major, 1861 Dec. 6. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Kirkwood, Samuel Jordan, 1813-1894. Letter : St. Louis, to Henry Wager Halleck, Washington, D.C., 1863 Feb. 2. Texas Christian University
creatorOf Iowa City National Bank. Iowa City National Bank records, 1857-1906. Iowa State Historical Society
creatorOf Hay, John, 1838-1905. Correspondence, 1854-1914, "Johnston" to "La Farge" Brown University, John Hay Library
creatorOf McFarland, N. C. Letter, 1882 Feb. 18. Denver Public Library, Central Library
referencedIn Dodge, Augustus C. (Augustus Caesar), 1812-1883. Papers, 1836-1883. Iowa State Historical Society
creatorOf Kirkwood, Samuel Jordan, 1813-1894. Kirkwood, Samuel J. papers, 1843-1915. Iowa State Historical Society
creatorOf Herriott, Frank Irving, 1868-1941. Papers, 1860-1913. Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library
referencedIn Frederick M. Dearborn collection of military and political Americana, Part I: The Revolution and the Administration, 1669-1958. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Martin, Lambert A., d. 1863. Letters and diary, 1861-1863. Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
creatorOf Kirkwood, Samuel Jordan, 1813-1894. Letters, 1859-1890. University of Iowa Libraries
creatorOf Kirkwood, Samuel Jordan, 1813-1894. Papers, 1841-1894. State Historical Society of Iowa, Library
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associatedWith Allison, William B. (William Boyd), 1829-1908. person
associatedWith Anthony, Henry B. (Henry Bowen), 1815-1884, person
associatedWith Arthur, Chester Alan, 1829-1886. person
associatedWith Barton, William Eleazar, 1861-1930, person
associatedWith Blaine, James Gillespie, 1830-1893. person
associatedWith Bowen, Jesse, Adjutant General person
associatedWith Bower, Laurence F., person
associatedWith Brainerd, Nathan Hoit, 1818-1901. person
associatedWith Coppoc, Barclay, 1839-1861. person
associatedWith Curtis, Samuel Ryan, 1805-1866 person
associatedWith Dearborn, Frederick M. (Frederick Myers), b. 1876 person
associatedWith Devens, Charles, 1820-1891, person
associatedWith Dodge, Augustus C. (Augustus Caesar), 1812-1883. person
associatedWith Garfield, James A. (James Abram), 1831-1881. person
associatedWith Halleck, H. W. (Henry Wager), 1815-1872 person
associatedWith Hay, John, 1838-1905. person
associatedWith Heath, H. H. person
associatedWith Herriott, Frank Irving, 1868-1941. person
associatedWith Iowa City National Bank. corporateBody
associatedWith Iowa. Governor (1860-1864 : Kirkwood) corporateBody
associatedWith Kirkwood, Jane Clarke. person
associatedWith Lanman, Charles, 1819-1895, person
associatedWith Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865, person
associatedWith Lincoln, Robert Todd, 1843-1926. person
associatedWith Martin, Lambert A., d. 1863. person
associatedWith McFarland, N. C. person
associatedWith Oldroyd, Osborn H. (Osborn Hamiline), 1842-1930, person
associatedWith Patrick, George B., person
associatedWith Redhead, Wesley, 1825-1891. person
associatedWith Republican Party (Iowa) corporateBody
associatedWith Republican Party (U.S. : 1854- ) corporateBody
associatedWith Seymour, Horatio, 1810-1886. person
associatedWith Sheridan, Philip Henry, 1831-1888. person
associatedWith Sherman, Buren R., 1836-1904. person
associatedWith Stanton, Edwin McMasters, 1814-1869, person
associatedWith United States. Army. Iowa Infantry Regiment, 37th (1862-1865) corporateBody
associatedWith United States. Dept. of the Interior. corporateBody
associatedWith Vandever, William, 1817-1893, person
associatedWith William E. Barton Collection of Lincolniana (University of Chicago) corporateBody
correspondedWith Wittenmyer, Annie, 1827-1900. person
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Governors--Biography
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Birth 1813-12-20

Death 1894-09-01

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