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Nathan Edward KENDALL

(1868-1936)

KENDALL, Nathan Edward, a Representative from Iowa; born on a farm near Greenville, Lucas County, Iowa, March 17, 1868; attended the rural schools; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1887 and commenced practice in Albia, Monroe County, Iowa, in 1889; city attorney 1890-1892; prosecuting attorney of Monroe County, Iowa, 1893-1897; member of the State house of representatives 1899-1909 and served as speaker in 1909; elected as a Republican to the Sixty-first and Sixty-second Congresses (March 4, 1909-March 3, 1913); was not a candidate for renomination in 1912 to the Sixty-third Congress; resumed the practice of law in Albia, Iowa; moved to Des Moines, Iowa, in 1921; Governor of Iowa 1921-1925; resided in Des Moines, Iowa, until his death on November 5, 1936; remains were cremated and the ashes interred on the lawn of “Kendall Place,” his former home in Albia, Iowa.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present

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