J.B.'s roles

Main

Student

1840

Enters classical school of B.F. Allens

Pioneer

1854

Makes journey to Iowa/Grinnell

State Senator

1856

"Criminal"

1857

Houses John Brown

Prairie man

1857

Begins raising sheep

RR President

1858

Elected President to build RR that would connect all cardinal points

No longer State Senator

1859

Not re-nominated for State Senator because he supported abolitionist efforts

RR president

1859

Unanimously elected president of Iowa Central RR Co.

Chairman of committee

1872

Appointed chairman of committee to select delegates from Iowa for national convention in Cincinnati

Dissenter: Supports the Liberal Republican Revolt

1872

considered political suicide

Drops out of Politics

1875

Resigns from Central Railroad of Iowa

1879

due to question of his financial integrity, criticism, and suspicion.

Mayor of Grinnell

1880

last elective office he ever held

Leader

1881

Represents Iowa at the National Tariff Convention speaks for agricultural interests

Leader

1884

Put in charge by acquaintances to pass a bill through congress that mandated the checking of cattle for pleuro- pneumonia

President of American Agricultural Association

1885

Wins unexpected election to presidency of American Agricultural Association in New Orleans

President of Board of Trustees

1910