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Oley Nelson Memorial Tree (38)

Oley Nelson Memorial Tree

Donated by the Iowa Sons of Union Veterans at the June encampment in 1936.

Nelson was the Commander and Chief of the G.A.R. from 1935 to 1936, and served as a Representative during the 1st and 22nd General Assemblies. He also served as a Sergeant-at-Arms in the House of Representatives from 1923 to 1937. A photograph of Oley Nelson hangs in the House Chamber.