Edward J. Gault

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State Senator
Democrat
Farmer
Appanoose
21
01/11/1886 - 01/08/1888
3

Born near Belfast, Ireland, on the 1st of June, 1828, his parents being Francis and Deborah (McCall) Gault, both of whom were natives of the Emerald Isle. Edward J Gault was in his eleventh year when his parents came to the United States and during the succeeding decade was a resident of Philadelphia and of New York City. He was apprenticed to learn the painter's and gilder's trade in Philadelphia. After spending a year and a half in New York he resided in Wilmington, Delaware. On the expiration of that period he went to Louisville, Kentucky, which place he left in October, 1850, going down the Ohio River and up the Mississippi to Galena, Illinois; from that place he made his way to Madison, Wisconsin, where he was employed as a farm hand until the spring of 1852 the summer of that year he went to Oswego, Illinois, where he worked at his trade, and in the spring of 1853 he came to Appanoose county, Iowa, settling in Pleasant township. He has carried on general farming and stock-raising. On Christmas day of 1853 Mr. Gault was united in marriage to Miss Sophia L. McClure, a daughter of Thomas and Jane (Young) McClure. Mrs. Gault died on November 27, 1873, and on the 25th of June, 1879, Mr. Gault was again married, his second union being with Mrs. Jane S. Wootten, who was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. In his political views Mr. Gault was first a Whig and afterwards became a Douglas Democrat. Since that time he has been unfaltering in his support of the Democracy. In 1861 he was elected a member of the county board of supervisors and served for one year. In the fall of 1861 he received a unanimous vote electing him to the lower house of the state legislature, being the only official ever given the unbroken support of the people in this way. He served for one term and then declined to continue in the office. In 1871, however, he was elected to the state senate and filled that position for four years. In 1883 he was again chosen to the same office and served for four years. He holds distinctive precedence as a statesman, as well as one of the leading and progressive agriculturists of his community. He has been and is distinctively a man of affairs and one who has wielded a wide influence, and during his service in both branches of the general assembly he left the impress of his individuality upon the legislation enacted during those periods. He and his family attend the services of the Congregational church and are prominent and representative residents of Appanoose County.

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State Senator
Democrat
Farmer
Appanoose
20
01/14/1884 - 01/10/1886
3

Born near Belfast, Ireland, on the 1st of June, 1828, his parents being Francis and Deborah (McCall) Gault, both of whom were natives of the Emerald Isle. Edward J Gault was in his eleventh year when his parents came to the United States and during the succeeding decade was a resident of Philadelphia and of New York City. He was apprenticed to learn the painter's and gilder's trade in Philadelphia. After spending a year and a half in New York he resided in Wilmington, Delaware. On the expiration of that period he went to Louisville, Kentucky, which place he left in October, 1850, going down the Ohio River and up the Mississippi to Galena, Illinois; from that place he made his way to Madison, Wisconsin, where he was employed as a farm hand until the spring of 1852 the summer of that year he went to Oswego, Illinois, where he worked at his trade, and in the spring of 1853 he came to Appanoose county, Iowa, settling in Pleasant township. He has carried on general farming and stock-raising. On Christmas day of 1853 Mr. Gault was united in marriage to Miss Sophia L. McClure, a daughter of Thomas and Jane (Young) McClure. Mrs. Gault died on November 27, 1873, and on the 25th of June, 1879, Mr. Gault was again married, his second union being with Mrs. Jane S. Wootten, who was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. In his political views Mr. Gault was first a Whig and afterwards became a Douglas Democrat. Since that time he has been unfaltering in his support of the Democracy. In 1861 he was elected a member of the county board of supervisors and served for one year. In the fall of 1861 he received a unanimous vote electing him to the lower house of the state legislature, being the only official ever given the unbroken support of the people in this way. He served for one term and then declined to continue in the office. In 1871, however, he was elected to the state senate and filled that position for four years. In 1883 he was again chosen to the same office and served for four years. He holds distinctive precedence as a statesman, as well as one of the leading and progressive agriculturists of his community. He has been and is distinctively a man of affairs and one who has wielded a wide influence, and during his service in both branches of the general assembly he left the impress of his individuality upon the legislation enacted during those periods. He and his family attend the services of the Congregational church and are prominent and representative residents of Appanoose County.

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State Senator
Democrat
Farmer
Appanoose
15
01/12/1874 - 01/09/1876
4

Born near Belfast, Ireland, on the 1st of June, 1828, his parents being Francis and Deborah (McCall) Gault, both of whom were natives of the Emerald Isle. Edward J Gault was in his eleventh year when his parents came to the United States and during the succeeding decade was a resident of Philadelphia and of New York City. He was apprenticed to learn the painter's and gilder's trade in Philadelphia. After spending a year and a half in New York he resided in Wilmington, Delaware. On the expiration of that period he went to Louisville, Kentucky, which place he left in October, 1850, going down the Ohio River and up the Mississippi to Galena, Illinois; from that place he made his way to Madison, Wisconsin, where he was employed as a farm hand until the spring of 1852 the summer of that year he went to Oswego, Illinois, where he worked at his trade, and in the spring of 1853 he came to Appanoose county, Iowa, settling in Pleasant township. He has carried on general farming and stock-raising. On Christmas day of 1853 Mr. Gault was united in marriage to Miss Sophia L. McClure, a daughter of Thomas and Jane (Young) McClure. Mrs. Gault died on November 27, 1873, and on the 25th of June, 1879, Mr. Gault was again married, his second union being with Mrs. Jane S. Wootten, who was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. In his political views Mr. Gault was first a Whig and afterwards became a Douglas Democrat. Since that time he has been unfaltering in his support of the Democracy. In 1861 he was elected a member of the county board of supervisors and served for one year. In the fall of 1861 he received a unanimous vote electing him to the lower house of the state legislature, being the only official ever given the unbroken support of the people in this way. He served for one term and then declined to continue in the office. In 1871, however, he was elected to the state senate and filled that position for four years. In 1883 he was again chosen to the same office and served for four years. He holds distinctive precedence as a statesman, as well as one of the leading and progressive agriculturists of his community. He has been and is distinctively a man of affairs and one who has wielded a wide influence, and during his service in both branches of the general assembly he left the impress of his individuality upon the legislation enacted during those periods. He and his family attend the services of the Congregational church and are prominent and representative residents of Appanoose County.

Information from State Historical Society of Iowa resources
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State Senator
Democrat
Farmer
Appanoose
14
01/08/1872 - 01/11/1874
4

Born near Belfast, Ireland, on the 1st of June, 1828, his parents being Francis and Deborah (McCall) Gault, both of whom were natives of the Emerald Isle. Edward J Gault was in his eleventh year when his parents came to the United States and during the succeeding decade was a resident of Philadelphia and of New York City. He was apprenticed to learn the painter's and gilder's trade in Philadelphia. After spending a year and a half in New York he resided in Wilmington, Delaware. On the expiration of that period he went to Louisville, Kentucky, which place he left in October, 1850, going down the Ohio River and up the Mississippi to Galena, Illinois; from that place he made his way to Madison, Wisconsin, where he was employed as a farm hand until the spring of 1852 the summer of that year he went to Oswego, Illinois, where he worked at his trade, and in the spring of 1853 he came to Appanoose county, Iowa, settling in Pleasant township. He has carried on general farming and stock-raising. On Christmas day of 1853 Mr. Gault was united in marriage to Miss Sophia L. McClure, a daughter of Thomas and Jane (Young) McClure. Mrs. Gault died on November 27, 1873, and on the 25th of June, 1879, Mr. Gault was again married, his second union being with Mrs. Jane S. Wootten, who was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. In his political views Mr. Gault was first a Whig and afterwards became a Douglas Democrat. Since that time he has been unfaltering in his support of the Democracy. In 1861 he was elected a member of the county board of supervisors and served for one year. In the fall of 1861 he received a unanimous vote electing him to the lower house of the state legislature, being the only official ever given the unbroken support of the people in this way. He served for one term and then declined to continue in the office. In 1871, however, he was elected to the state senate and filled that position for four years. In 1883 he was again chosen to the same office and served for four years. He holds distinctive precedence as a statesman, as well as one of the leading and progressive agriculturists of his community. He has been and is distinctively a man of affairs and one who has wielded a wide influence, and during his service in both branches of the general assembly he left the impress of his individuality upon the legislation enacted during those periods. He and his family attend the services of the Congregational church and are prominent and representative residents of Appanoose County.

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State Representative
Democrat
Farmer
Appanoose
9
01/13/1862 - 01/10/1864
4

Born near Belfast, Ireland, on the 1st of June, 1828, his parents being Francis and Deborah (McCall) Gault, both of whom were natives of the Emerald Isle. Edward J Gault was in his eleventh year when his parents came to the United States and during the succeeding decade was a resident of Philadelphia and of New York City. He was apprenticed to learn the painter's and gilder's trade in Philadelphia. After spending a year and a half in New York he resided in Wilmington, Delaware. On the expiration of that period he went to Louisville, Kentucky, which place he left in October, 1850, going down the Ohio River and up the Mississippi to Galena, Illinois; from that place he made his way to Madison, Wisconsin, where he was employed as a farm hand until the spring of 1852 the summer of that year he went to Oswego, Illinois, where he worked at his trade, and in the spring of 1853 he came to Appanoose county, Iowa, settling in Pleasant township. He has carried on general farming and stock-raising. On Christmas day of 1853 Mr. Gault was united in marriage to Miss Sophia L. McClure, a daughter of Thomas and Jane (Young) McClure. Mrs. Gault died on November 27, 1873, and on the 25th of June, 1879, Mr. Gault was again married, his second union being with Mrs. Jane S. Wootten, who was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. In his political views Mr. Gault was first a Whig and afterwards became a Douglas Democrat. Since that time he has been unfaltering in his support of the Democracy. In 1861 he was elected a member of the county board of supervisors and served for one year. In the fall of 1861 he received a unanimous vote electing him to the lower house of the state legislature, being the only official ever given the unbroken support of the people in this way. He served for one term and then declined to continue in the office. In 1871, however, he was elected to the state senate and filled that position for four years. In 1883 he was again chosen to the same office and served for four years. He holds distinctive precedence as a statesman, as well as one of the leading and progressive agriculturists of his community. He has been and is distinctively a man of affairs and one who has wielded a wide influence, and during his service in both branches of the general assembly he left the impress of his individuality upon the legislation enacted during those periods. He and his family attend the services of the Congregational church and are prominent and representative residents of Appanoose County.

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