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Bio. of William H. Klemme ~ born Franklin County, Indiana
Posted by: Deborah Brownfield - Stanley (ID *****1616) Date: March 25, 2005 at 12:00:25
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WILLIAM H. KLEMME, RIDGEWAY. - Senator from the forty-second district,
composed of Winneshiek and Howard counties, was born in Franklin county, Indiana, February 17, 1849. He came to Iowa with his parents in the spring of 1862 and located on a farm of 200 acres, which his father purchased from the
government in 1857 for a dollar and a quarter per acre. He remained there until he was twenty-one years old. He was married to Mary Augusta *Bolies in 1870. They have one daughter, Mrs. J. G. Parker, of Fayette, Iowa. He was postmaster during McKinley's term of office, and justice of peace in Lincoln township thirty-two years. He was a member of the house of representatives during the twenty-fifth, twenty-sixth, and twenty-seventh, generalassemblies and the extra session. Elected senator in 1926, re-elected in 1930. Has been engaged in the lumber and coal business since 1873. A republican.

*Family tree at rootsweb has her name as: Mary Augusta Bowles

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