John Herriott

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John Herriott
18th Lieutenant Governor of Iowa
In office
January 13, 1902 – January 13, 1907
GovernorAlbert B. Cummins
Preceded byJames C. Milliman
Succeeded byWarren Garst
State Treasurer of Iowa
In office
Preceded byByron A. Beeson
Succeeded byGilbert S. Gilbertson
Personal details
Born(1844-10-20)October 20, 1844
Herriottsville, Pennsylvania
DiedSeptember 24, 1918(1918-09-24) (aged 73)
Des Moines, Iowa
Political partyRepublican
Military service
Allegiance United States
Branch/service U.S. Army (Union Army)
Years of service1861-1864
Unit1st Pennsylvania Cavalry Regiment
Battles/warsAmerican Civil War

John Herriott (October 20, 1844 – September 24, 1918) was an American politician.

Born in Herriottsville, Pennsylvania, in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, Herriott served in the Union Army during the American Civil War as a member of the 1st Pennsylvania Cavalry Regiment and participated in the Battles of Fredericksburg and Gettysburg.[1] Herriott moved to Iowa where he was in business. Herriott served as Iowa State Treasurer and then Lieutenant Governor of Iowa from 1902 until 1907, serving under Governor Albert B. Cummins. He died in Des Moines, Iowa.[2][3]

In 1901 Herriott ran for the Republican nomination for governor of Iowa and came second to last with only 8 delegates against Cummins 860, however he won the Lieutenant Governor nomination after two ballots.[4]

References[change | change source]

  1. "John Herriott".
  2. 'Iowa Journal of History and Politics,' Benjamin F. Shambaugh: 1919, Biographical Sketch of John Herriott, pg. 129-130
  3. Biography
  4. "Republican nomating convention ballot results". Archived from the original on 2019-05-04. {{cite news}}: |archive-date= / |archive-url= timestamp mismatch; 2019-05-05 suggested (help)