History of Iowa From the Earliest Times to the Beginning of the Twentieth Century/4/William H. Holmes
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William H. Holmes
WILLIAM H. HOLMES was born at Woodstock, New York, December 27, 1827. He received a common school education and, in the spring of 1852, became a resident of Jones County, Iowa, where he engaged in surveying and farming. In 1854 he was elected as a "Free Soil" Whig to represent Jones County in the House of the Fifth General Assembly. He supported the bill to remove the Capital from Iowa City to Des Moines and was reëlected, serving two terms, having become a Republican upon the organization of that party. In 1859 he was chosen county judge. In 1861 he was elected to the State Senate where he served until October, 1862, when he resigned, having been elected State Treasurer, serving two terms in that position. He was one of the trustees of the State Agricultural College for several years and president of the board. In 1883 he removed to Nebraska where he served as county judge. He died at Neligh in that State December 14, 1895.