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John Fletcher Lacey

John Fletcher Lacey, American congressman. Member Iowa House of Representatives, 1870; member city council, 1880-1881; member 51st Congress (1889-1891) and 53d to 59th (1893-1907) Congresses, 6th Iowa District.

Background

  • Lacey, John Fletcher was born on May 30, 1841 in New Martinsville, Virginia (now West Virginia). Son of John M. and Eleanor (Patten) Lacey.

  • Education

    • Academic education Private to Lieutenant and assistant adjutant general United States.V., 1861-1865. Bvtd. major vols., March 26, 1865, “for faithful and meritorious services during campaign against Mobile”.

    Career

    • Admitted to bar, 1865, and since in practice at Oskaloosa, Iowa.

    Works

    • Author: Lacey’s Iowa Digest, 1870. Lacey’s Railway Digest, 1875-1884.

    Membership

    Member Iowa House of Representatives, 1870. Member city council, 1880-1881. Member 51st Congress (1889-1891) and 53d to 59th (1893-1907) Congresses, 6th Iowa District.

    Connections

    • Married Martha J. Newell, September 19, 1865.
    • father: John M. Lacey
    • mother: Eleanor (Patten) Lacey
    • spouse: Martha J. Newell
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    Born March 30, 1841
    Died September 29, 1913
    (aged 72)
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