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George W. Lovell
Born December 9, 1818
GEORGE W. LOVELL, banker and stock-raiser, Monticello; is a native of Windham Co., Vt., and was born December 9, 1818; he was educated in the public schools of Vermont, and was well versed in the common English branches, natural science, surveying, geometry and the higher mathematics; in 1835, while in his 17th year, the family came to Kalamazoo, Mich., and engaged in farming; upon attaining his 20th year, his father died, in 1839, and he was left in charge of the home farm in Michigan. He was elected Supervisor of Kalamazoo about 1844, and held that office for five or six years, and, in 1852, was elected a member of the House of Representatives in that State and was re-elected in 1854, holding the office four years and performing its duties to the entire satisfaction of his constituents; during the same year, 1854, he came West to Iowa, and invested in land in Jones Co., and engaged in stock-raising; his stock-farm, containing over one thousand acres, only a few miles from Monticello, is one of the finest in the State; while living here, he was elected County Supervisor. In 1870, he moved into Monticello, and engaged in banking. In 1871, he was elected Mayor of Monticello, and was re-elected in 1872; during the same year, he was elected to fill the vacancy occasioned by the resignation of Judge McKean in the State Senate of Iowa, and, in 1873, he was re-elected for the full term of four years. Mr. Lovell owns a large farm in Michigan and has other interests in that State. He is a man of rare correctness of judgment in business affairs and is actively identified with the interests of the city and county, and enjoys an enviable reputation wherever he is known.

Source: History of Jones County, Iowa, Western Historical Company, Chicago, 1879, page 674.


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