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Date: 1/10/2009 at 10:52:58

Iowa Official Registers
1927 -1928
Iowa State Senators

Clyde H. Topping
Senator from the ninth district, Des Moines county, was born on a ranch near Utica, Ness county, Kansas, January 8, 1884. His parents returned to Van Buren county, Iowa in 1888, and then moved to Burlington in 1896. Attended grammar and high school there and went to the State University of Iowa in 1903. Left the university in 1906 and with his father operated a ranch near Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada, in connection with a colonization project of theirs. Was married in 1908 to Miss Helen Welsh Young of Burlington, Iowa, and they have three children, Alice Hamilton, Eugenia Young, and Clyde H., Jr. After the disposal of the Canadian ranch he entered the employ of the Canadian Pacific Railway, and was connected with the sales organization of the land department of that railway at Calgary, Alberta, for ten years, leaving the Canadian Pacific Railway in 1921 to again engage in the real estate business with his father at Burlington, Iowa. He was elected to the Iowa senate in 1926. Republican member from Des Moines county. He is a member of the Congregational church.


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