Grinnell, Josiah Bushnell
Go West, young man, go West!Go Grinnell did—to Iowa, where he founded (1854) the town of Grinnell and gave land and buildings (1859) to Iowa College, which was later named Grinnell College. An abolitionist political leader, he aided in the formation of the Republican party and served as a Congressman (1863–67). He also helped to extend education in Iowa, to promote railroads, and to aid agriculture and stock raising (especially by introducing new breeds).
See his autobiographical Men and Events of Forty Years (1891); biography by C. E. Payne (1938).
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