Edward Patrick McManus

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State Senator
Democrat
Contractor, Quarryman
Lee
35
01/13/1913 - 01/10/1915
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Senator from the First district, composed of Lee county, was born in Keokuk, June 26, 1859. His parents, who were both natives of Ireland, were among the earliest settlers of that part of the state and were married in Keokuk, where the family has always resided. He graduated from the common schools, afterwards taking a business course at Baylies Commercial College, from which he received a diploma; after leaving school, he engaged in school teaching for three years. Then accepted a position as bookkeeper for a Keokuk firm, remaining with them for three years in this capacity, then going on the road as commercial salesman for them for three years more. He then married and decided to engage in agriculture and stock raising, which he followed successfully for eight years, giving up the business to become a member of a contracting firm, of which his father was the head. After the death of his father he associated with himself George S. Tucker, under the firm name of McManus & Tucker, general contractors in stone and earthwork, and during the past fourteen years this firm has become known throughout the state. Elected senator in 1906 and re-elected in 1910. A democrat in politics.

Information from State Historical Society of Iowa resources
No Photo
State Senator
Democrat
Contractor, Quarryman
Lee
34
01/09/1911 - 01/12/1913
1

Senator from the First District, composed of Lee county, was born in Keokuk, June 26, 1859. His parents, who were both natives of Ireland, were among the earliest settlers of that part of the State and were married in Keokuk, where the family has always resided. He graduated from the common schools, afterwards taking a business course at Baylies Commercial College, from which he received a diploma; after leaving school, he engaged in' school-teaching for three years. Then accepted a position as bookkeeper for a Keokuk firm, remaining with them for three years in this capacity, then going on the road as commercial salesman for them for three years more. He then married and decided to engage in agriculture and stock raising, which he followed successfully for eight years, giving up the business to become a member of a contracting firm, of which his father was the head. After the death of his father be associated with himself George S. Tucker, under the firm name of McManus & Tucker, general contractors in stone and earthwork, and during the past, twelve years this firm has become known throughout the State. Elected Senator in 1906, and re-elected in 1910. A Democrat in politics.

Information from State Historical Society of Iowa resources
No Photo
State Senator
Democrat
Contractor, Quarryman
Lee
33
01/11/1909 - 01/08/1911
1

Senator from the First District, composed of Lee county, was born in Keokuk, June 26, 1859. His parents, who were both natives of Ireland, were among the earliest settlers of that part of the State and were married in Keokuk, where the family has always resided. He graduated from the common schools, afterwards taking a business course at Baylies Commercial College, from which he received a diploma; after leaving school, he engaged in school-teaching for three years. Then accepted a position as bookkeeper for a Keokuk firm, remaining with them for three years in this capacity, then going on the road as commercial salesman for them for three years more. He then married and decided to engage in agriculture and stock raising, which he followed successfully for eight years, giving up the business to become a member of a contracting firm, of which his father was the head. After the death of his father he associated with himself George S. Tucker, under the firm name of McManus& Tucker, general contractors in stone and earthwork, and during the past ten years this firm has become known throughout the State. Elected Senator in 1906. A Democrat in politics.

Information from State Historical Society of Iowa resources
No Photo
State Senator
Democrat
Contractor, Quarryman
Lee
32
01/14/1907 - 01/10/1909
1

Senator from the First District, composed of Lee county, was born in Keokuk, June 26, 1859. His parents, who were both natives of Ireland, were among the earliest settlers of that part of the State and were married in Keokuk, where the family has always resided. He graduated from the common schools, afterwards taking a business course at Baylies Commercial College, from which he received a diploma; after leaving school, he engaged in school-teaching for three years. He then accepted a position as bookkeeper for a Keokuk firm, remaining with them for three years in this capacity, then going on the road as commercial salesman for them for three years more. He then married and decided to engage in agriculture and stock raising, which he followed successfully for eight years, giving up the business to become a member of a contracting firm, of which his father was the head. After the death of his father he associated with himself George S. Tucker, under the firm name of McManus & Tucker, general contractors in stone and earthwork, and during the past ten years this firm has become known throughout the State. He was elected Senator in 1906, this being the first political office he ever held. A Democrat in politics.

Information from State Historical Society of Iowa resources