MATHEWS, Howard A.
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Iowa Official Register
Iowa State Representatives
Howard A. Mathews
Representative from Des Moines county, was born on a farm September 27, 1866. He attended district school and was graduated from the Danville, Iowa, high school in 1887. He was married to Miss Emma A. Gugeler October 29, 1896. Four children were born to them, Alvin, who is now married and resides in Mountain Lakes, New Jersey, and George, Grace and Lorin at home. Taught school for twelve years in the fall and winter, working on a farm during the spring and summer. In 1899 he was elected county superintendent of schools and moved to Burlington. This office he held for nine years. He was then elected principal of the Washington school, Burlington. Was unanimously reelected the following year but gave up school work and moved to the farm in the spring of 1910, which is now his home. He was elected state representative in 1922, 1924 and 1926. Elected speaker pro tempore of the forty-second general assembly. He is a member of the First Congregational church at Danville. A republican in politics.
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