History of Iowa From the Earliest Times to the Beginning of the Twentieth Century/4/Liberty E. Fellows
LIBERTY E. FELLOWS was born at Corinth, Vermont, August 22, 1834. His education was acquired in the common schools and academies of Orange County. In 1857 he removed to Iowa, locating near Lansing, where for several years he was engaged in farming and school teaching. He studied law, was admitted to the bar in 1862 and entered upon the practice of his profession. In 1865 he was elected on the Democratic ticket to the House of the Eleventh General Assembly. At the close of his term he was elected to the Senate, serving in the Twelfth and Thirteenth General Assemblies. In 1889 Mr. Fellows was appointed judge of the District Court to fill a vacancy, and has been three times elected for full terms in the same position. He was for twelve years a member of the Board of Trustees of the Hospital for Insane at Mount Pleasant and many years a regent of the State University. He was two years Grand Master of the Masonic Grand Lodge of Iowa. In 1883, Judge Fellows united with the Republican party.