Enters classical school of B.F. Allens
Makes journey to Iowa/Grinnell
Houses John Brown
Begins raising sheep
Elected President to build RR that would connect all cardinal points
Not re-nominated for State Senator because he supported abolitionist efforts
Unanimously elected president of Iowa Central RR Co.
Appointed chairman of committee to select delegates from Iowa for national convention in Cincinnati
considered political suicide
due to question of his financial integrity, criticism, and suspicion.
last elective office he ever held
Represents Iowa at the National Tariff Convention speaks for agricultural interests
Put in charge by acquaintances to pass a bill through congress that mandated the checking of cattle for pleuro- pneumonia
Wins unexpected election to presidency of American Agricultural Association in New Orleans