James C. Clarkson Edit Profile
Educational public schools, Indiana and Iowa.
Father of Coker Fifield C. Established and operated, 1856-1862. station and 28-mile section on “Underground Railway,” and helped over 500 runaway slaves from Missouri, Arkansas and Texas into Canada, meeting John Brown in work. Editor-in-chief and co-proprietor, Iowa State Register, Des Moines, 1868-1889. Chairman Iowa Republican State Committee, 1869-1871.
Declined mission to Switzerland, 1869. Postmaster, Des Moines, 1871-1877. 1st assistant postmaster general, 1889-1890.
Member Republican National Committee, 1880-1896 (12 years member Executive Committee, 12 years vice chairman, 2 years chairman). President Republican League United States, 1891-1892. Surveyor of customs, New York, 1902-1910.
Organized and was president of the companies which built the C.,B.&Q. (1874) and Wabash rys. into Des Moines, and also of the Des Moines Northern and Des Moines N.W. rys., 1882-1884. President New York&New Jersey Bridge Company, New New York Home: Tarrytown, New York.
Member Republican National Committee, 1880-1896 (12 years. Member Executive Committee, 12 years vice chairman, 2 years chairman).
Married Anna Howell, December 26, 1867.