History of Iowa From the Earliest Times to the Beginning of the Twentieth Century/4/Nathan H. Brainard
NATHAN H. BRAINARD, pioneer journalist, was born in Bridgewater, New Hampshire, January 11, 1818. After acquiring an elementary education he was employed in an ax factory. He came to Iowa in 1856, taking up his residence at Iowa City. In 1861 he was appointed military secretary to Governor Kirkwood. He purchased the Iowa City Republican in 1863 which he conducted until 1874. He was an able and independent editor and was a trusted and confidential friend and adviser of Governor Kirkwood. He died in Iowa City, July 31, 1901.