IOWA OFFICIAL REGISTER 1933-1934 BIOGRAPHIES OTHER STATE OFFICERS
JOHNSON BRIGHAM, DES MOINES. - State Librarian, was born in Cherry Valley, New York, March 11, 1846. Educated at Hamilton College and Cornell University, class of 1870. Received degree of doctor of literature from Drake University, Des Moines, in 1923. Editor, Cornell Era, 1869; editor, Cedar Rapids Republican, 1882-1892; U. S. consul at Aix la Chapelle, Germany, 1893; editor and publisher Midland Monthly, Des Moines, 1894-1899; State Librarian of Iowa since 1898; chairman Iowa Library Commission since 1900; vice-president Farm Property Insurance Company, Des Moines; Iowa director of War Service Commission, American Library Association, 1917-1918. Author of An Old Man's Idyll, 1905: The Banker in Literature, 1910; History of Des Moines, 1911; A Library in the Making, 1912; Life of James Harian, State Historical Society, 1913; Iowa - Its History and Its Foremost Citizens, 1915-18; The Many-Sided Omar, 1923; The Sinclairs of Old Fort Des Moines, a historical novel, 1927; Individuality in Letters from Queen Elizabeth to Queen Anne, 1933. Contributor to Century, Forum, Chautauquan,Iowa Journal of History and Politics, Palimpsest, and many other magazines.