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History of Iowa From the Earliest Times to the Beginning of the Twentieth Century/4/Welker Given

WELKER GIVEN was born at Millersburg, Ohio, on the 18th of May, 1853, and is the son of Judge Josiah Given. He received a thorough education in Ohio and Iowa, as his father and family emigrated to the latter State in 1868. He served as private secretary to Governor Sherman and was, for several years, editor of the Peoria Daily Transcript and for a long time an editorial writer on the Chicago Tribune. He became one of the proprietors and editor of the Marshalltown Times, in which he first suggested the “Mulct Liquor Law” which was enacted by the Republicans upon the abandonment of prohibition. He has long been an accomplished writer and is the author of the “Tariff Riddle.” He is widely known as a Shakespearean scholar and recently published a work called “A Study of Othello.”