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Ansel Briggs (February 3, 1806, Shoreham, Vermont – May 5, 1881, Omaha, Nebraska) was the first Governor of Iowa, from 1846 to 1850.

He was a resident of Andrew, Iowa, where his stone house, on N Johnson St., is still inhabited to this day. His family used to have a home and mill near Brush Creek north of Andrew at a place known as Bluff Mills, which is a popular public fishing area now even though the house and mill are gone.

Although he was originally buried in Omaha, Nebraska he was re-interred in 1909 in the Andrew Cemetery, Andrew, Iowa

Political offices
Preceded by
New Office
Governor of Iowa
December 3, 1846 – December 4, 1850
Succeeded by
Stephen P. Hempstead

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