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Daniel P. Stubbs ~ born July 7, 1829
Posted by: Deborah Brownfield - Stanley (ID *****1616) Date: November 12, 2003 at 16:50:39
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DANIEL P. STUBBS was born in Preble County, Ohio, July 7, 1829. He was
reared on a farm where he aided his father and attended the district school, with a
few months' instruction at Union County Academy, Indiana. He began teaching
in the public schools in 1853 and in 1854 and the following year he was
principal of the academy he had formerly attended. During this time he was reading
law and later took the law course in Asbury University where he graduated in
1856. Entering upon the practice of his profession he also had editorial
charge of the Union County Herald. In 1857 he came to Iowa, locating at Fairfield
which has since been his home. In 1863 he was elected to the State Senate
and served in the Tenth and Eleventh General Assemblies, being on the standing
committee on Federal relations, railroads, charitable institutions and during
his entire term serving on the judiciary committee. In 1866 he was elected
president pro tem. of the Senate. He was the author of the following joint
resolution which passed the General Assembly in 1864:

Section I-Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as punishment for
crime, whereof the party shall have been duly convicted, shall exist within
the United States or any place subject to their jurisdiction.

Section II-Congress shall have power to enforce this article by appropriate
Mr. Stubbs was originally a Liberty party man, but after 1856 acted with the

He was a delegate to the Republican National Convention in 1864 which
nominated Abraham Lincoln for reelection and served on the National Executive
Committee for four years. He later joined the Greenback party and was the candidate
for Governor in 1877.

Debbie Clough Gerischer
Iowa Gen Web, Assistant CC, Scott County
IAGENWEB: Special History Project:

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