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Christian W. Slagle ~ born Washington, Pennsylvania ~ November 17, 1821
Posted by: Deborah Brownfield - Stanley (ID *****1616) Date: November 04, 2003 at 08:39:49
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CHRISTIAN W. SLAGLE was born in Washington, Pennsylvania, November 17, 1821,
and graduated from Washington College in 1840. He studied law and was
admitted to the bar in 1843. Coming to Iowa the same year, he located at Fairfield
which became his permanent home. Here he engaged in the practice of his
profession. In 1848 he was one of the active promoters of Congressional grants of
public lands for aiding in the construction of railroads in Iowa. He was one
of the founders of the Jefferson County Agricultural Society and also of the
State Agricultural Society. He was an untiring worker in the establishment and
development of the public library and museum of Fairfield and one of the first
trustees of the institution. To him is due the preservation of the
recollections of pioneers of that section of the State in a County History. Mr. Slagle
took a deep interest in the development of the State University of Iowa,
serving as one of the regents from 1866 to 1882, and acting president of the
University in 1877-8. His death occurred in Fairfield October 3, 1882.

Debbie Clough Gerischer
Iowa Gen Web, Assistant CC, Scott County
IAGENWEB: Special History Project:

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