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WOODRUFF, Marcus C. (Aurora, Erie Co., NY, Mar. 21, 1831--Dubuque, IA, Mar. 19, 1909). Editor. In 1874 Woodruff became editor-in-chief of the ''Dubuque Times'' upon his purchase of half-interest in the paper. He had earlier been involved with the management of the Eldora (IA) ''Sentinel'' (1863) and the ''Waterloo Courier'' (1870).  
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WOODRUFF, Marcus C. (Aurora, Erie Co., NY, Mar. 21, 1831--Dubuque, IA, Mar. 19, 1909). Woodruff attended the common schools in Aurora and also attended Aurora Academy. At the age of nineteen, he moved to Buffalo, New York and worked at a wholesale house in that city for several years.
  
Woodruff held a wide variety of governmental posts. In 1878 he was appointed to the board of railroad commissioners and previously served as chief clerk of the Twelfth General Assembly. Two years prior to his death his duties proved too heavy and Woodruff was relieved of the office of tax commissioner. He continued to be the right-of-way commissioner until the time of his death.
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Woodruff moved to Illinois and taught school in Boone County for three years. In 1855 he settled in Iowa Falls, Iowa. In 1863, he purchased the ''Sentinel'' at Eldora and managed it for two years. In 1870, he sold the newspaper, and, with Charles Aldrich, purchased the ''Waterloo Courier'' and served as editor four years.
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In 1874 Woodruff became editor-in-chief of the ''Dubuque Times'' upon his purchase of half-interest in the paper.
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Woodruff was Chief Clerk of the Iowa House of Representatives of the Twelfth General Assembly and held the office of Postmaster of Iowa Falls. In 1878, he was appointed Railroad Commissioner for Iowa by Gov. Gear and held the office through 1911.
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Oldt, Franklin T. '''History of Dubuque County, Iowa'''
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Latest revision as of 19:07, 29 October 2019

WOODRUFF, Marcus C. (Aurora, Erie Co., NY, Mar. 21, 1831--Dubuque, IA, Mar. 19, 1909). Woodruff attended the common schools in Aurora and also attended Aurora Academy. At the age of nineteen, he moved to Buffalo, New York and worked at a wholesale house in that city for several years.

Woodruff moved to Illinois and taught school in Boone County for three years. In 1855 he settled in Iowa Falls, Iowa. In 1863, he purchased the Sentinel at Eldora and managed it for two years. In 1870, he sold the newspaper, and, with Charles Aldrich, purchased the Waterloo Courier and served as editor four years.

In 1874 Woodruff became editor-in-chief of the Dubuque Times upon his purchase of half-interest in the paper.

Woodruff was Chief Clerk of the Iowa House of Representatives of the Twelfth General Assembly and held the office of Postmaster of Iowa Falls. In 1878, he was appointed Railroad Commissioner for Iowa by Gov. Gear and held the office through 1911.

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Oldt, Franklin T. History of Dubuque County, Iowa