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American lawyer, legislator, governor of Iowa. From the description of Autograph letter signed : Burlington, Iowa, to William W. Belknap, 1871 Dec. 29. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270498820 Grimes was member of the Iowa Territorial Legislature (1838-1839, 1843-1844); governor of Iowa (1854-1858) and U.S. senator from Iowa (1859-1869). He was born and educated in New Hampshire. After school, he began his law practice in Burlington, Iowa, part of the Black Hawk Purchase ter...
Joseph Henry (1797-1878, APS 1835), a physicist, was the first secretary and director of the Smithsonian Institution, a post he retained for over three decades. Henry was a leading experimental scientist whose contributions include several discoveries in the field of electromagnetics. He has been credited with the invention of the electromagnet and the telegraph, among other things. Henry was born in 1797 in Albany, New York, the son of William Henry, a teamster, and his wife An...