DOLLIVER, Jonathan Prentiss

DOLLIVER, Jonathan Prentiss
Collection of the U.S. House of Representatives
About this object
1858–1910

Biography

DOLLIVER, Jonathan Prentiss, (uncle of James Isaac Dolliver), a Representative and a Senator from Iowa; born near Kingwood, Preston County, Va. (now West Virginia), February 6, 1858; attended the public schools and was graduated from the University of West Virginia at Morgantown in 1876; studied law; admitted to the bar in 1878 and commenced practice in Fort Dodge, Iowa; city solicitor of Fort Dodge 1880-1887; elected as a Republican to the Fifty-first and to the five succeeding Congresses and served from March 4, 1889, to August 22, 1900, when he resigned to become Senator; chairman, Committee on Expenditures (Fifty-sixth Congress); appointed as a Republican to the United States Senate in 1900 to fill the vacancy in the term ending March 3, 1901, caused by the death of John H. Gear; reappointed and subsequently elected for the term beginning March 4, 1901; reelected in 1907 and served from August 22, 1900, until his death in Fort Dodge, Iowa, October 15, 1910; chairman, Committee on Pacific Railroads (Fifty-seventh through Fifty-ninth Congresses), Committee on Education and Labor (Fifty-ninth and Sixtieth Congresses), Committee on Agriculture and Forestry (Sixty-first Congress); interment in Oakland Cemetery.

View Record in the Biographical Directory of the U.S. Congress

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External Research Collections

Brooklyn Historical Society

Brooklyn, NY
Papers: 2 letters (1908) in the Rev. Newell Dwight Hillis correspondence.

State Historical Society of Iowa
Montauk

Clermont, IA
Papers: 14 letters (1905-1907) in William Larrabee collection. Personal and political correspondence. Finding aid.

State Historical Society of Iowa

Des Moines, IA
Papers: 1888-1907. 1 folder. Business and personal papers. Finding aid.

State Historical Society of Iowa

Iowa City, IA
Papers: 1860-1935. 50 linear feet. Official, personal, and family papers including correspondence, chiefly letters received; speeches and writings; legislative and political files including pamphlets, draft bills and memos, and background material; biographical material; scrapbooks of newspaper clippings, articles, photographs, programs of events at which he was a featured speaker, and broadsides advertising his political and Chautauqua lectures; and photographs. Legislative topics include the currency, Spanish-American War, the tariff and railroad rate reform, and Iowa and national campaigns and politics. Finding aid.

University of Iowa Libraries
Special Collections Department

Iowa City, IA
Papers: 5 letters; and correspondence in various collections including the Sokoi-Shuttleworth family papers, 1878-1957. Finding aid.
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Bibliography / Further Reading

Ross, Thomas Richard. Jonathan Prentiss Dolliver: A Study in Political Integrity and Independence. Iowa City: Historical Society of Iowa, 1958.

U.S. Congress. Jonathan P. Dolliver (Late a Senator From Iowa): Memorial Addresses Delivered in the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States. 61st Cong., 3d sess., 1911. Washington: Government Printing Office, 1911.

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