Samuel Jordan Kirkwood

Samuel Jordan Kirkwood (HMM5P)

Location: Coralville, IA 52241 Johnson County
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Country: United States of America
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N 41° 40.435', W 91° 34.219'

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1813 - 1894

Kirkwood is the only Iowan to serve as governor, U.S. senator and as a cabinet member. He came to Iowa in 1855 to operate a grist mill in this vicinity. Elected governor in 1859 as a Republican, Kirkwood administered he office with forcefulness and ability during the Civil War. In 1864 he filled a vacancy in the Senate and later served a third term as governor. He was elected senator again in 1877, but resigned to become Secretary of the Interior in 1881. After President Garfield's assassination, Kirkwood retired from politics and returned to Iowa City.
HM NumberHMM5P
Series This marker is part of the Iowa: State Historical Society of Iowa series
Marker Number33
Year Placed1978
Placed ByIowa State Historical Department, Division of the State Historical Society and by the Johnson County Historical Society
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Date Added Wednesday, October 8th, 2014 at 9:54pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)15T E 619006 N 4614559
Decimal Degrees41.67391667, -91.57031667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 41° 40.435', W 91° 34.219'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds41° 40' 26.10" N, 91° 34' 13.14" W
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Area Code(s)563, 319
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 336-398 5th St, Coralville IA 52241, US
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