Samuel L. Bestow

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Samuel L. Bestow
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Lieutenant Governor of Iowa
In office
Governor Horace Boies
Preceded by Alfred N. Poyneer
Succeeded by Warren S. Dungan
Personal details
Born (1823-03-08)March 8, 1823
Erie County, New York
Died January 10, 1907(1907-01-10) (aged 83)
Chariton, Iowa
Political party Democratic Party

Samuel Lucius Bestow (March 8, 1823 – January 10, 1907) was an American politician from Iowa. Bestow served in the Iowa State Senate. He was also the first Democrat to serve as the Lieutenant Governor of Iowa from 1892 to 1894 (under Governor Horace Boies, his party colleague).[1][2]


Political offices
Preceded by
Alfred N. Poyneer
Lieutenant Governor of Iowa
Succeeded by
Warren S. Dungan