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[[Image:P1000286.jpg|left|thumb|150px|Lucius Hart Langworthy. Photo courtesy: Bob Reding]]LANGWORTHY, Lucius Hart. (Hopkinton, NY, Feb.,l807--Dubuque, IA, June 30, 1865). Businessman. Langworthy, one of Iowa's first settlers, in an article entitled" A Vision" first used the word "Iowa" to name the new territory west of the [[MISSISSIPPI RIVER]]. With his brother James, Lucius had canoed west across the Mississippi in June 1830, three years before any other settlement in what would become Iowa.  
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[[Image:LHLANG.jpg|left|thumb|150px|Lucius Hart Langworthy. Photo courtesy: Bob Reding]]LANGWORTHY, Lucius Hart. (Hopkinton, NY, Feb.,l807--Dubuque, IA, June 30, 1865). Businessman. Langworthy, one of Iowa's first settlers, in an article entitled" A Vision" first used the word "Iowa" to name the new territory west of the [[MISSISSIPPI RIVER]]. With his brother James, Lucius had canoed west across the Mississippi in June 1830, three years before any other settlement in what would become Iowa.  
  
 
Langworthy constructed the first frame house and first school in Iowa and served in the Territorial Legislature of Wisconsin that met at Burlington. He was appointed Dubuque's first sheriff in 1834 and owned an interest in the [[DUBUQUE VISITOR]]. Greatly interested in [[RAILROADS]], Langworthy was one of the delegates who traveled to Washington to obtain a grant for the Pacific Railroad, a line in which he was an original incorporator. As an historian, he recorded much of the early history of the area
 
Langworthy constructed the first frame house and first school in Iowa and served in the Territorial Legislature of Wisconsin that met at Burlington. He was appointed Dubuque's first sheriff in 1834 and owned an interest in the [[DUBUQUE VISITOR]]. Greatly interested in [[RAILROADS]], Langworthy was one of the delegates who traveled to Washington to obtain a grant for the Pacific Railroad, a line in which he was an original incorporator. As an historian, he recorded much of the early history of the area

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Lucius Hart Langworthy. Photo courtesy: Bob Reding
LANGWORTHY, Lucius Hart. (Hopkinton, NY, Feb.,l807--Dubuque, IA, June 30, 1865). Businessman. Langworthy, one of Iowa's first settlers, in an article entitled" A Vision" first used the word "Iowa" to name the new territory west of the MISSISSIPPI RIVER. With his brother James, Lucius had canoed west across the Mississippi in June 1830, three years before any other settlement in what would become Iowa.

Langworthy constructed the first frame house and first school in Iowa and served in the Territorial Legislature of Wisconsin that met at Burlington. He was appointed Dubuque's first sheriff in 1834 and owned an interest in the DUBUQUE VISITOR. Greatly interested in RAILROADS, Langworthy was one of the delegates who traveled to Washington to obtain a grant for the Pacific Railroad, a line in which he was an original incorporator. As an historian, he recorded much of the early history of the area

Langworthy and his brother James LANGWORTHY were partners in their MINING activities and very successful when their brothers Edward LANGWORTHY and Solon LANGWORTHY joined them. Involved in many businesses, the J. L. Langworthy and Bros., bankers, in 1854 owned one-twelfth of all the real estate in Dubuque.