Pieces of Iowa’s Past, February 1, 2012

(2012) Pieces of Iowa’s Past, February 1, 2012. Legislative Services Agency (Legislative Service Bureau)


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Pieces of Iowa’s Past, published by the Iowa State Capitol Tour Guides weekly during the legislative session, features historical facts about Iowa, the Capitol, and the early workings of state government. All historical publications are reproduced here with the actual spelling, punctuation, and grammar retained. February 1, 2012 THIS WEEK: A Different Oath for Senator Vale BACKGROUND: Senator Jacob G. Vale was born July 7, 1821, in York County, Pennsylvania. In 1847, he married Anne Rex, and they moved to Iowa in 1850. Vale farmed in Lee County, and in 1853, he ran on an independent ticket for the legislature but was defeated. He moved to Van Buren County in 1856. In 1861, he was solicited by both parties to become a candidate for the state Senate. He was elected and served as the only independent senator in the 13th General Assembly. Vale also served in the 14th General Assembly in 1872. In 1873, Vale was the Anti-Monopoly candidate for governor of Iowa. Vale died February 17, 1875. His son, B.R. Vale, served in the Iowa Senate from 1888-1896

Item Type: Departmental Report
Keywords: State Capital, Tour Guide Staff, Tours, History of Iowa, State Government
Subjects: History and culture
History and culture > History of Iowa
State government
ID Code: 15393
Deposited By: Margaret Barr
Deposited On: 22 Nov 2013 20:01
Last Modified: 22 Nov 2013 20:01
URI: https://publications.iowa.gov/id/eprint/15393