Merrill, Samuel

Cook, Robert J (2009) Merrill, Samuel. In: Hudson, David, Bergman, Marvin and Horton, Loren (eds.) The Biographical Dictionary of Iowa. University of Iowa Press, Iowa City, pp. 362-363. ISBN 9781587296857

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Merrill, Samuel – Iowa's seventh governor — was born in Turner, Maine, the son of a New England farmer, Abel Merrill, and his wife, Abigail. After receiving a limited education in the local country schools, he taught briefly in the slave state of Maryland before returning to New Hampshire to engage initially in farming and subsequently in merchandising with his older brother, Jeremiah.

Item Type: Book Section
Schools and Departments: School of History, Art History and Philosophy > American Studies
Subjects: E History America > E151 United States (General) > E0300 Revolution to the Civil War, 1775/1783-1861
E History America > E151 United States (General) > E0456 Civil War period, 1861-1865
E History America > E151 United States (General) > E0660 Late nineteenth century, 1865-1900
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Date Deposited: 25 May 2012 10:03
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