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History of Iowa From the Earliest Times to the Beginning of the Twentieth Century/4/George R. Struble

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G. R. STRUBLE


GEORGE R. STRUBLE was born in Sussex County, New York, July 25, 1836. He became a resident of Ohio at an early age where he attended the common schools and the Academy at Chesterville. He removed to Iowa City in 1856, studied law and was admitted to the bar. In 1857 he removed to Toledo in Tama County, where he began the practice of his profession. He served several years as circuit judge in the Eighth Judicial District. In 1879 he was elected Representative in the Eighteenth General Assembly and at the close of the term was reëlected. He received the nomination of the Republicans and was chosen Speaker of the House of the Nineteenth General Assembly. In 1890 Judge Struble was the Republican candidate for Representative in Congress from the Fifth District; but that year the Democrats for the first time since 1853 elected a majority of the Representatives in Congress from Iowa, and Judge Struble was one of the Republicans defeated.