[Yours Very Truly, A. N. Hobson]
ALFRED N. HOBSON is a native of Pennsylvania, having been born in Allegheny City, April 1, 1848. His father removed his family to Iowa in 1855, settling in Fayette County. Alfred N. was educated at Upper Iowa University and at the State University. He studied law with his father and Hon. L. L. Ainsworth at West Union. He spent three years in the office of the Assessor of Internal Revenue, and later entered into partnership with L. L. Ainsworth in the practice of law. He was mayor of West Union in 1882. In 1894 he was elected judge of the Thirteenth Judicial District consisting of the counties of Allamakee, Chickasaw, Clayton, Fayette, Howard and Winneshiek and was reëlected in 1893 and again in 1902. His term will expire in 1906.