Senator John McClure Terry View All Years
JOHN MCCLURE TERRY was born in Seneca County, Ohio, October 18, 1835, and died at Cedar Rapids, Iowa, December 24, 1916. He was educated in common school and worked upon the home farm until 1858, when he began work for himself. In May, 1864, he became a member of Company C, One hundred and sixty-sixth Ohio Volunteers, and served with the rank of first lieutenant until honorably discharged by special order of the War Department. He removed to Linn County, Iowa, in 1868 and engaged in farming. In 1891 he removed to Cedar Rapids where he maintained his residence until his death. He was a Democrat in politics and was elected state senator from Linn County in 1891 and served in the Twenty-fourth and Twenty-fifth general assemblies. He was a director in the Cedar Rapids Building & Loan Association for twenty-five years and of the Cedar Rapids Savings Bank for many years. Mr. Terry was one of the oldest Masons in Linn County and was prominent in Grand Army and fraternal circles.