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History of Iowa From the Earliest Times to the Beginning of the Twentieth Century/4/Jacob S. Richman

JACOB S. RICHMAN was born at Somerset, Ohio, on the 11th of March, 1820. He studied law at Knoxville, Illinois, and in 1839 came to Iowa, locating in Cedar County where he was admitted to the bar at Rochester, then the county-seat. In 1840 he removed to Muscatine and entered into partnership in the practice of law with S. C. Hastings. In 1846 Mr. Richman was a member of the convention which framed the Constitution under which Iowa became a State. In 1848 he served as chief clerk of the House of Representatives. In October, 1883, he was appointed judge of the District Court where he served until 1870 when he resigned and returned to the practice of law.