Guide to the Papers of Ira F. Prouty, 1837 - 1874Manuscript MS-935

Biography

Ira French Prouty was born November 9, 1812 in Langdon, New Hampshire. He studied medicine with Dr. Lowell of Chester, Vermont, and Dr. Lawrence of Saxtons River, and graduated from Dartmouth Medical School in 1837. After practicing briefly in Illinois and engaging in the wholesale drug business in New York, he returned to New Hampshire to settle in Keene. He served on the superintending committee of the suburban schools and was a member of the legislature in 1872-73, during which time he helped Dartmouth College receive state appropriation funds. He continued to practice medicine until his death in 1882.

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