RUMPLE, John Nicholas William, (1841 - 1903)


"Around the Capital" (detail), engraving, Thomas Fleming, 1902, Collection of U.S. House of Representatives

RUMPLE, John Nicholas William, a Representative from Iowa; born near Fostoria, Seneca County, Ohio, March 4, 1841; attended the public schools, Western College, Iowa, and the Iowa State University; enlisted in Company H, Second Iowa Cavalry, in August 1861 and remained in the Army until October 1865, when mustered out as captain; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1867 and commenced practice in Marengo, Iowa County, Iowa; member of the State senate 1873-1878; member of the board of regents of the State University of Iowa 1880-1886; curator of the State Historical Society of Iowa 1881-1885; member of the city council; mayor of Marengo, Iowa, in 1885 and 1886; attorney for the city council of Marengo 1896-1900; member of the school board; elected as a Republican to the Fifty-seventh Congress and served from March 4, 1901, until his death in Chicago, Ill., January 31, 1903; interment in the Odd Fellows Cemetery, Marengo, Iowa.