History of Senatorial Elections in Iowa: A Study in American Politics
Covers the history of senatorial elections in Iowa from 1846-1911 and Senators Augustus Caesar Dodge, George W. Jones, James Harlan, James W. Grimes, Samuel J. Kirkwood, James B. Howell, George G. Wright, James W. McDill, James F. Wilson, William B. Allison, John H. Gear, Jonathan P. Dolliver, Lafayette Young, Albert B. Cummins, and William S. Kenyon.
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Page 31 - For he who fights and runs away May live to fight another day ; But he who is in battle slain Can never rise and fight again.
Page 60 - Act, it was the most momentous measure that passed Congress from the day that the Senators and Representatives first met to the outbreak of the Civil War. It sealed the doom of the Whig Party; it caused the formation of the Republican Party on the principle of no extension of slavery; it roused Lincoln and gave a bent to his great political ambition. It made the Fugitive Slave Law a dead letter at the North; it caused the Germans to become Republicans ; it lost the Democrats their hold on New England;...
Page 60 - It is safe to say that in the scope and consequences of the Kansas-Nebraska Act, it was the most momentous measure that passed Congress from the day that the Senators and Representatives first met to the outbreak of the Civil War. It sealed the doom of the Whig Party; it caused the formation of the Republican Party on the principle of no extension of slavery ; it roused Lincoln and gave a bent to his great political ambition.
Page 22 - The taverns and all the private boarding houses are crowded to overflowing", was the statement of a local editor. "Some have come hither to enjoy a few gala days with their friends in the legislature, and to see the wheels of the new government set in motion; but from the Senatorial and Judge-like faces, which meet us at every turn, we are inclined to believe that nearly half of the lobby members are aspirants to seats in the United States Senate, or on the Supreme Bench of Iowa, or the influential...
Page 36 - To the half (as near as may be) whose commisions are the oldest, in the year 1878; and to the others in the year 1880. All subsequent elections shall be at the session of the General Assembly next preceding the expiration of the terms of incumbents, except elections to fill vacancies. The day of election may be fixed by the General Assembly.
Page 24 - United States Senators; that several distinct propositions for the payment of money and other reward had been offered him, if he would vote for certain candidates, or either of them, as might be determined upon, which determination was to be made known to him previous to casting his vote for United States Senator; and that the said parties offering thus to reward him for his vote, had promised to secure him from all blame or suspicion...
Page 119 - United States senator for the term of six years beginning March 4, 1903.
Page 268 - s Messages and Proclamations of the Governors of Iowa, Vol. I, p.