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Ira D. Brougher
Ira D. Brougher, County Clerk. He came to Great Bend in February, 1875, and engaged in agricultural pursuits until January, 1878. Was elected to the above office in the fall of 1877, and by re-election, has since held the office. He was Township Trustee of South Bend in 1876. He was born in York County, Penn., May 14, 1843, lived in his native County until he came to Kansas.
He enlisted in August, 1862, in Company F, One Hundred and Thirtieth Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry, 130th Regiment. Participated in all the battles of his command. He was mustered out December 24, 1862. He lost his right arm in the battle of Antietam.
He then clerked for the United States Government, at Alexandria, Va., until 1866. He afterward taught school for some time; thence went to Philadelphia, Penn., where he followed book-keeping and traveling salesman, etc., until he came to Kansas. He is a member of Pap Thomas Post, No. 52, G. A. R.
Source: History of the State of Kansas; William G. Cutler; A.T. Andreas, Chicago, IL; 1883