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Jonathan Prentiss Dolliver : a study in political integrity and independence

Author: Thomas Richard Ross
Publisher: Iowa City : State Historical Society of Iowa, 1958.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Jonathan Prentiss Dolliver was born in 1858 in Preston County, Virginia, the son of James J. and Eliza Brown Dolliver. Jonathan's siblings were Robert Henry, Mary Ann, Victor Brown and Margaret Gay. James J. was circuit rider who preached against the practice of slavery. He was threatened by mobs but overall well liked. Jonathan served in politics after his graduation from Law School, eventually serving in the the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Ross, Thomas Richard.
Jonathan Prentiss Dolliver.
Iowa City : State Historical Society of Iowa, 1958
(OCoLC)563054808
Named Person: Jonathan P Dolliver; Jonathan Prentiss Dolliver; Jonathan P Dolliver; Dolliver.; Dalyber.; Doliber.
Material Type: Biography, Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Thomas Richard Ross
OCLC Number: 2481650
Description: xiii, 366 pages : illustrations, plates, portraits ; 24 cm
Contents: In the beginning --
Boyhood and education --
Choosing a career, 1875-1878 --
Neophyte lawyer in Fort Dodge, 1878-1879 --
Gaining a firm foothold in Iowa, 1880-1883 --
National fame for the Fort Dodge Orator, 1884 --
Hat in the ring, 1885-1887 --
Twofold victory: the election of 1888 --
Advocate of pensions and protection, 1889-1893 --
Politics and romance, 1893-1895 --
Battle of silver and gold, 1896 --
Making a tariff and a governor, 1897 --
Defender of imperialism, 1898-1900 --
Hinge of fate, 1900-1902 --
Prelude to greatness, 1902-1905 --
Dolliver's fight for the Railroad Rate Bill, 1905-1906 --
Chaos in Iowa politics, 1906-1908 --
Leader of insurgency, 1909 --
Broken party, broken heart, 1910
Responsibility: by Thomas Richard Ross.

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Jonathan Prentiss Dolliver was born in 1858 in Preston County, Virginia, the son of James J. and Eliza Brown Dolliver. Jonathan's siblings were Robert Henry, Mary Ann, Victor Brown and Margaret Gay. James J. was circuit rider who preached against the practice of slavery. He was threatened by mobs but overall well liked. Jonathan served in politics after his graduation from Law School, eventually serving in the the United States House of Representatives from the State of Iowa. Jonathan married Louise Pearsons in his thirties, and his father officiated at the wedding. Jonathan died in 1909. Other localities include Ohio.

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