Guide to the Papers of Ira Colby, 1865 - 1929Manuscript MS-943


Ira Colby, Jr. was born in Claremont, New Hampshire on January 11, 1831 as a son of a farmer. He graduated from Dartmouth College in 1857. After graduation he studied law at a New Hampshire law firm and was admitted to the bar in 1860. During the years of the Civil War, Colby was an active supporter of the Union cause. He served as a representative for many years in the New Hampshire legislature with the Republican Party. He became County Solicitor in 1864.

Ira G. Colby, III (1872-1964). Dartmouth class of 1894. Law degree Boston University, 1897.

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