Senator Francis Springer View All Years

Compiled Historical Information
Date of Death: 10/2/1898
Birth Place: Maine
Party Affiliation: Whig
Assemblies Served:
Senate: LA3 (1840) - LA6 (1843)
1 (1846) - 2 (1848)
Home County: Louisa
Family Members Who Served in the Iowa Legislature: Son: Arthur Springer; GAs 38, 39; Son-in-law: Hilton M. Letts; GAs 27, 28
Francis Springer
Louisa County

HON. FRANCIS SPRINGER, President of the Iowa Constitutional Convention of 1857, died at his residence, at Columbus Junction, Louisa county, October 2, 1898. He was born in Portland, Maine, April 15, 1811. For a full account of his life and public services the reader is referred to articles in the ANNALS, which are accompanied by two of his portraits. (See Vol. II. pp. 569-58.5; Vol. III, pp. 32-46). Forty years ago Judge Springer was one of the most prominent and highly esteemed men in this State. He retained the affectionate regard of all who knew him throughout his long and useful life. Chief Justice George G. Wright, around whose honored name cluster so many pleasant memories, spoke of him as “one of the best nisi prius judges” he had ever known. His associates in the Constitutional Convention of 1857 were unanimous in their estimate of his fairness, impartiality and unfailing courtesy. He was certainly “a grand old man.” His “death severs one of the few remaining links connecting the present with the far past of Iowa.

Senate District 9
1st GA (1846)
Legislation Sponsored
1st GA (1846)