History of Iowa From the Earliest Times to the Beginning of the Twentieth Century/4/Charles Pomeroy
CHARLES POMEROY was born in Meriden, Connecticut, September 3, 1825. He received a good education, studied law and began practice in his native town. In 1855 he came to Iowa and located at Boonesboro, in Boone County. The people of that frontier settlement were poor and peaceable and there was little business for lawyers. Mr. Pomeroy was an active Republican and being an eloquent public speaker soon became well known. In 1860 he was one of the presidential electors and when Lincoln became President, Mr. Pomeroy was appointed Receiver of the United States Land Office at Fort Dodge. In 1868 he was the Republican candidate for Congress in the old Sixth District and was elected. He served but one term, being defeated for renomination. He remained in Washington, becoming a claim agent and died there February 11, 1890.