Senator John A. Riggen View All Years
JOHN A. RIGGEN was born in Knox county, Ill., Oct. 29, 1841; he died in Siloam Springs, Ark., May 12, 1907. He settled in Missouri in 1859 and there began the practice of medicine in 1869. In 1879 he removed to Iowa, locating eventually in What Cheer. He served throughout the civil war in the 18th Missouri Volunteer Infantry, being mustered out as first lieutenant. He represented Keokuk and Poweshiek counties in the Senate of the 25th and 26th General Assemblies .