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Cyrus Clay Carpenter
Birth: Nov. 29, 1829
Harford
Susquehanna County
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: May 29, 1898
Fort Dodge
Webster County
Iowa, USA

Iowa Governor, U.S. Congressman. After graduating from Harford Academy, in 1853, he moved to Iowa in 1854, was a teacher and later a land surveyor. He was county surveyor of Webster County Surveyor, in 1856 and a member of the Iowa State House of Representatives, (1858-60). During the Civil War, he served in the Iowa Volunteers, Union Army, (1862-65) and brevetted Colonel for meritorious services. After the war, he returned to Iowa and was registrar of the Iowa State Land Office, (1866-68). In 1871, he was elected as a Republican the 8th Governor of Iowa, serving until 1876. After his term, he was the Second Comptroller of the Treasury, (1876-78) and appointed railroad commissioner of Iowa, in 1878. In 1879, he was elected as a Republican to the Forty-sixth and Forty-seventh Congresses, serving until 1883. Not a candidate for re-nomination, he again served in the Iowa State House of Representatives, (1884-86) and was Postmaster of Fort Dodge, Iowa, (1889-93). He then engaged in the management of his farm and in the real-estate business, until his death at age 68. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
 
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 Parents:
  Ashel Carpenter (1796 - 1842)
  Amanda Malvina Thayer Carpenter (1805 - 1839)
 
 Spouse:
  Susan C Buckholder Carpenter (1836 - 1926)*
 
 Siblings:
  Gideon Judd Carpenter (1823 - 1910)**
  Frederick D Carpenter (1825 - 1909)**
  Cyrus Clay Carpenter (1829 - 1898)
  John Carpenter (1831 - 1836)*
  Amanda Malvina Carpenter (1837 - 1842)*
 
*Calculated relationship
**Half-sibling
 
Burial:
Oakland Cemetery
Fort Dodge
Webster County
Iowa, USA
Plot: Section H
 
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Record added: Jul 31, 2006
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