WILLIAM H. TEDFORD was born in Blount County, Tennessee, November 8, 1844.
The family removed to Iowa in 1851, locating on a farm where the young man
acquired his education. At the age of sixteen he enlisted in Company F, Eleventh
Iowa Volunteers, serving in the army four years and taking part in the
battles of Shiloh, Corinth, Vicksburg, Atlanta and Sherman's march to the sea with
its numerous minor engagements. After his return from the war Mr. Tedford
entered the State University, graduating from the Law Department. In 1869 he
began to practice at Corydon, where he has since resided. In 1884 he was chosen
on the Republican ticket one of the presidential electors. He was elected
judge of the Third Judicial District and was reelected in 1894 and 1898.
Debbie Clough Gerischer
Iowa Gen Web, Assistant CC, Scott County
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