History of Iowa From the Earliest Times to the Beginning of the Twentieth Century/4/William H. Tedford
WILLIAM H. TEDFORD, was born in Blount County, Tennessee, November 8, 1844. The family removed to Iowa in 1851, locating on a farm where the young man acquired his education. At the age of sixteen he enlisted in Company F, Eleventh Iowa Volunteers, serving in the army four years and taking part in the battles of Shiloh, Corinth, Vicksburg, Atlanta and Sherman's march to the sea with its numerous minor engagements. After his return from the war Mr. Tedford entered the State University, graduating from the Law Department. In 1869 he began to practice at Corydon, where he has since resided. In 1884 he was chosen on the Republican ticket one of the presidential electors. He was elected judge of the Third Judicial District and was reëlected in 1894 and 1898.