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History of Iowa From the Earliest Times to the Beginning of the Twentieth Century/4/Caleb Baldwin

[13]CALEB BALDWIN was born in Washington County, Pennsylvania, 3d of April, 1824. He graduated at Washington College in 1842 and immediately began the study of law. In 1846 he came to Iowa, taking up his residence at Fairfield where he entered upon the practice of his profession. He served two terms as prosecuting attorney and in 1855 was appointed by Governor Grimes Judge of the Third Judicial District. In 1857 he removed to Council Bluffs. In 1859 he was elected Judge of the Supreme Court and became Chief Justice in 1862. In 1865 he was appointed by President Lincoln United States District Attorney for Iowa. In 1874 he was appointed by President Grant, Judge of the Court of Commissioners to settle the Alabama claims. He died in the winter of 1876.