Robert Lucas, Iowa Territorial Governor

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Location: Iowa City, Iowa, United States

Born in Shepherdstown, Jefferson County, Va. (now W.Va.), April 1, 1781. Served in the U.S. Army during the War of 1812; member of Ohio state house of representatives, 1808-09, 1831-32; member of Ohio state senate, 1814-22, 1824-30; Governor of Ohio, 1832-36; defeated, 1830; Governor of Iowa Territory, 1838-41; candidate for U.S. Representative from Ohio, 1842; delegate to Iowa state constitutional convention from Johnson County, 1844. Methodist. Member, Freemasons. Died February 7, 1853. Interment at Oakland Cemetery, Iowa City, Iowa. Lucas counties in Iowa and Ohio are named for me.

Monday, October 11, 2004

Plum Grove



My home won't be open much longer this year, so visit Plum Grove in Iowa City while you can. It reopens on Memorial Day.

When you're as old as I am, you tend to take things a bit easier. I'll be back with another cranky post when the situation requires it.