Early life[edit | edit source]
Civil war service[edit | edit source]
He joined the Union Army in 1862 as captain of Company C, 25th Regiment of the Iowa Infantry, and fought at the Battle of Chickasaw Bayou, the Battle of Fort Hindman, the Third Battle of Chattanooga, the Battle of Ringgold Gap, the Atlanta Campaign, and Sherman's March to the Sea.
Postbellum[edit | edit source]
Newbold served in the Iowa House of Representatives from 1872-76. He was elected the 11th Lieutenant Governor as a Republican in 1876, and succeeded to the governorship when Samuel J. Kirkwood resigned to take a seat in the United States Senate.
From 1899-1903, Newbold was mayor of Mount Pleasant, Iowa, where he died and was buried in the Forest Home cemetery in 1903.
References[edit | edit source]
- National Governors Association profile
- Portrait and Biographical Album, 1887, Washington County, Iowa, p. 143
- The United States Biographical Dictionary and Portrait Gallery of Eminent and Self-Made Men, Iowa volume, 1878
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|width="30%" align="center" rowspan="1"|Preceded by
Samuel J. Kirkwood |width="40%" style="text-align: center;" rowspan="1"|Governor of Iowa
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John H. Gear |- |}