Convention Member Albert Marvin

Convention Member
Born in Columbiana County, New York, February 24, 1808. He passed his younger days in Ontario County, that state. In 1832, he removed to Ashtabula County, Ohio, where he resided until 1855. In the spring of that year he removed with his family into this new but rapidly growing county and settled on a farm two and a half miles west of Monticello. At that time Mr. Marvin had reached his forty-seventh year. It was at that time when the great political questions were being earnestly and freely discussed. His fellow citizens and political associates quickly recognized his ability, and in less than two years after his arrival here elected him as a member of the constitutional convention which in 1857 framed the present constitution of the state and which for thirty years has been the basis for all of the legislative enactments of Iowa. After a residence of fifteen years upon his farm Mr. Marvin sold it and removed to Monticello where he spent his declining years. He was chiefly instrumental in the organization of the Monticello high school and for many years after its organization was a member of the school board. He has held many minor offices, and in all of them did his constituents faithful and conscientious service. Mr. Marvin was a consistent member of the Congregational church of this city, and for many years was an honored member of the Masonic fraternity. He died May 8, 1887, in Monticello. Source: Monticello Express, May 12, 1887