Pieces of Iowa’s Past, February 23, 2012

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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 23, 2012 THIS WEEK: Frank F. Merrium BACKGROUND: In 1896 the 26th Iowa General Assembly convened January 13 and adjourned April 11—a 90-day session. There were 150 legislators. Republicans had the majority in both the House of Representatives and the Senate. Francis Drake was governor having been inaugurated January 16, 1896. Governor Drake was 65 years old at the time of his inaugural. The 1890 census showed Iowa’s population at 1,912,297.

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: 15399
Deposited By: Margaret Barr
Deposited On: 25 Nov 2013 16:53
Last Modified: 25 Nov 2013 16:53
URI: https://publications.iowa.gov/id/eprint/15399