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THE BIOGRAPHICAL DICTIONARY OF IOWA

University of Iowa Press Digital Editions

The Biographical Dictionary of Iowa: David Hudson, Marvin Bergman, & Loren Horton - Published for the State Historical Society of Iowa

Jacket Art: Agriculture,
mural in U.S. Post Office, Cresco, Iowa,
by Richard Haines, ca. 1934,
Treasury Department Art Project.

The Biographical Dictionary of Iowa: Jacket Art - Agriculture - Cresco, Iowa by Richard Haines ca 1934 -  Photo by Scott Christopher courtesy of Gregg Narber

The Biographical Dictionary of Iowa: Jacket Art - Agriculture - Cresco, Iowa by Richard Haines ca 1934 -  Photo by Scott Christopher courtesy of Gregg Narber

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Welcome to the online version of The Biographical Dictionary of Iowa, edited by David Hudson, Marvin Bergman, and Loren Horton. Written by an impressive team of more than 150 scholars and writers, The Biographical Dictionary of Iowa was created to spotlight prominent Iowans throughout the history of the region.

Iowa has been blessed with citizens of strong character who have made invaluable contributions to the state and to the nation. In the 1930s alone, such towering figures as John L. Lewis, Henry A. Wallace, and Herbert Hoover hugely influenced the nation’s affairs. Iowa’s Native Americans, early explorers, inventors, farmers, scholars, baseball players, musicians, artists, writers, politicians, scientists, conservationists, preachers, educators, and activists continue to enrich our lives and inspire our imaginations.

The Biographical Dictionary of Iowa includes each subject’s name, birth and death dates, place of birth, education, and career and contributions. Many of the names will be instantly recognizable to most Iowans; others are largely forgotten but deserve to be remembered. Beyond the distinctive lives and times captured in the individual biographies, readers of the dictionary will gain an appreciation for how the character of the state has been shaped by the character of the individuals who have inhabited it.

This online edition of The Biographical Dictionary of Iowa is a collaborative project created by the University of Iowa Press and The University of Iowa Libraries. The print version of the Biographical Dictionary of Iowa was published for the State Historical Society of Iowa by the University of Iowa Press. It is available for purchase on the University of Iowa Press’ website.

If you have questions or comments about the site, please contact lib-digital@uiowa.edu. To see more digital content from The University of Iowa Libraries, visit Iowa Digital Library http://digital.lib.uiowa.edu and Iowa Research Online.