History of Iowa From the Earliest Times to the Beginning of the Twentieth Century/4/Lucien M. Kilburn
LUCIEN M. KILBURN was born at Boscawen, New Hampshire, January 20, 1842. He spent his youthful days on his father's farm and in securing a public school education. Early in the Civil War he enlisted in the Sixteenth New Hampshire Volunteers, serving in the Department of the Gulf under General Banks. In 1868 he emigrated to Iowa, and after a few months purchased a fine farm in Adair County and has been extensively engaged in stock raising and general farming. He was one of the founders and for nine years president of the Adair County Mutual Insurance Company. In 1893 he was elected on the Republican ticket State Senator from the district composed of the counties of Madison and Adair, serving in the Twenty-fifth, Twenty-sixth and Twenty-seventh General Assemblies. He was an active supporter of woman suffrage, free text books and the reduction of official salaries.