History of Iowa From the Earliest Times to the Beginning of the Twentieth Century/4/John Q. Tufts
JOHN Q. TUFTS was born at Aurora, Indiana, July 12, 1840. His father removed to Iowa in 1852, taking up his residence in Cedar County near Wilton. The son was educated at Cornell College, Mount Vernon. He was elected on the Republican ticket to the House of Representatives of the Twelfth General Assembly, serving three terms by reëlections. In 1874 he was elected to Congress on the Republican ticket, serving but one term.