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1933 - 1934




PAUL H. ANDERSON, HARCOURT. - Senator from the twenty-seventh district composed of Webster and Calhoun counties, was born September 11, 1890, in Webster county, Iowa, on a farm in Clay township, where he still resides.  He has been active in politics for ten years, having been democratic county chairman of Webster county and a candidate for congress from his district.  Married Mabel Johnson of Webster county February 17, 1916, and has six children.  Mr. Anderson is a liberal in politics and religion and a member of the B. P. O. E.  A democrat.  

DR. CARL F. ASCHENBRENNER, PELLA. - Senator from the fifteenth district composed of Marion and Monroe counties, was born in 1866 in a log cabin in Benton county, Iowa.  He was married in the year 1888 to Elizabeth H. Jergens from Will county, Illinois, and they have four children, two boys and two girls.  he grew up on a Tama county farm near the town of Dysart and attended public school until 17 years of age.  Graduated from Iowa State College of Medicine in 1894, and practiced medicine in Dysart for 12 years; moved to Pella in 1908, where he has since been following his profession.  He served in the World War as Captain; is a member of American Legion, the Masonic order, and has been a member of the Welfare League in Pella for 16 years.  Serving his first term in the Senate.  A democrat.  

HOWARD C. BALDWIN, CASCADE. - Senator from the thirty-fifth district, Dubuque county, was born at Cascade, Iowa, August 1, 1904, the son of Charles Dunn Baldwin and Frances Fagan Baldwin.  A graduate of the Cascade high school and the State University of Iowa.  His first business experience after leaving school was with Marshall Field and Company of Chicago.  At present he is managing editor of the Cascade Pioneer.  Elected at special election to fill vacancy occasioned by the appointment of Matt D. Cooney as member of the board of parole.  A democrat.  

WILLIAM S. BEARDSLEY, NEW VIRGINIA. - Senator from the eleventh district composed of Clarke and  Warren counties, son of William and Carrie Shane Beardsley, born at Beacin, Mahaska county, Iowa, May 13th, 1901.  He grew to manhood at Birmingham, Van Buren county, Iowa, and graduated from the schools of that place and also from a pharmacy and chemistry school.  At present engaged in the drug and jewelry business at New Virginia.  Married Charlotte Ellen Manning of Birmingham, Iowa, and has four children, James Blaine, Charlotte and Mary Jane, living, one son, William Jr. deceased.  Member of several Masonic bodies and I. O. O. F.  Serving first term in the senate.  A republican.  

FRANK M. BEATTY, SIGOURNEY. - Senator from the twelfth district composed of Keokuk and Poweshiek counties.  A lawyer by profession and engaged in practicing law at Sigourney, Iowa.  He is a graduate of Iowa Wesleyan College and of the Northwestern University law school.  Married Lois Gibbons.  A member of the Presbyterian church.  A republican.  

OLIVER P. BENNETT, MAPLETON. - Senator from the thirty-fourth district comprising Crawford, Harrison and Monona counties, was born at Elgin, Illinois, October 10, 1892.  His parents, James L. and Mary Potter Bennett, homesteaded in Buena Vista county, Iowa, removed to Illinois for three years, returning to Monona county in 1895.  Lived on a farm in Monona county until 1911.  Graduated Mapleton high school 1911, liberal arts Amherst College, Amherst, Mass., 1911-1912, attended State University of Iowa, 1912-1913.  Graduated college of law, Drake University, 1915.  Admitted to the bar of Iowa June, 1915.  Veteran World war.  Eleventh district adjutant American Legion 1922-1923, eleventh district commander American Legion 1924.  County attorney, Monona county, two terms, 1925 to 1929.  Engaged in farming and stock raising in Monona county.  Married Helen Kirk of Des Moines, daughter of Professor Sherman Kirk of Drake University.  Has a daughter, Dorothy, and three sons, James Louis, Kirk and Oliver, Jr.  Member Field Artillery Reserve Corps, Phi Alpha Delta legal fraternity, Phi Gamma Delta, Masonic lodge.  Has practiced law at Mapleton since 1919.  A member of the senate in the forty-third and forty-fourth general assemblies.  A republican.

CHAS. D. BOOTH, HARLAN. - Senator from the eighteenth district, comprising Cass and Shelby counties, was born in Stockton, California, January 2, 1870.  In 1871 the family moved from California to a farm two miles east of Harlan, Shelby county, Iowa, where they lived until 1881, at which time they moved to Harlan.  He graduated from the Harlan high school in 1888, and afterward finished one year's work at the Iowa State College at Ames.  He has been president of the Harlan Commercial Club, the Kiwanis Club, and the Masonic Temple Association, serving as presiding officer of all the Masonic bodies up to and including the Commandery.  Was county chairman of three successful war drives.  He served in the Iowa senate during the forty-second , forty-second extra, forty-third, and was elected without opposition to the forty-fourth and forty-fifth general assemblies.  He married Edith Pickard of Harian October 31, 1895.  They have one daughter, Estella May.  The family holds membership in the Congregational church.  He has been a consistent republican in politics, and acted as county chairman from 1920 to 1926.  

FRANK C. BYERS, CEDAR RAPIDS. - Senator from the twenty-sixth district, Linn county, was born in Alden, Hardin county, June 20, 1883.  Attended public school at Alden and graduated from the Alden high school.  Attended Grinnell College.  Graduated from the law department of the University of Iowa and admitted to the practice of law in 1904.  Married October, 1909, to Myra Lyon of Iowa City.  Has three children, Katherine, Ganson L.and Frank C., Jr.  Located at Cedar Rapids, Iowa, in 1905.  Has practiced law there since that time.  Served as assistant city attorney and assistant county attorney.  Member of the Cedar Rapids board of education, 1924 to 1933, president of the board for the year ending March, 1928.  Member of Mt. Hermon lodge, A. F. & A. M., the Iowa Consistory at Cedar Rapids, El Kabir Temple of the Mystic Shrine, Cedar Rapids Chamber of Commerce, B. P. O. E., Cedar Rapids Country Club, the Phi Delta Phi legal fraternity and Sigma Nu general fraternity.  Member of the Episcopal church.  Representative from Linn county in the forty-third and forty-fourth general assemblies of Iowa.  A republican.

JOHN N. CALHOUN, KEOSAUQUA. - Senator from the second district, composed of Van Buren and Jefferson counties, was born December 2, 1903, at Birmingham, Iowa.  His father, O. S. Calhoun, has been a prominent stock buyer and farmer of that community for forty years.  Raised on a farm adjoining Birmingham and attended Birmingham public schools; also Parsons College, Fairfield, Iowa, working way through and was graduated in 1926.  Taught in Lockridge, Iowa, high school two years.  Operated restaurant and started produce business at Lockridge.  Attended University of Iowa College of Law on George G. Wright scholarship in first year and was graduated in 1929.  Admitted to practice in state and federal courts in 1929 and entered into active practice with J. C. Calhoun at Keosauqua, Iowa, under the firm name of Calhoun & Calhoun, of which he is still an active member.  Married Dorothea C. Rains, June 25, 1929.  Member of Masonic lodge, Acacia and Phi Delta Phi fraternities and Keosauqua Lions Club.  Serving first term in the legislature.  A republican.

WILLIAM CARDEN, WINFIELD. - Senator from the tenth senatorial district including Washington and Henry counties, was born on a farm near Middletown in Des Moines county, Iowa.  Attended the country school, later took a course at the state normal school and finished his education at Parsons College, Fairfield, Iowa.  Mr. Carden taught school about three years and then entered the hardware and implement business at Winfield, Iowa.  He served as postmaster under President Taft, after which he engaged in the insurance and  loan business.  He is a vice president of the Winfield National Bank.  He is a member of the different lodges of his town, as well as having been active in its civic affairs.  A member of the Presbyterian church and has been moderator of the Presbyterian as well as vice moderator of the synod of Iowa.  He was first district manager of the Coolidge campaign in 1925.  Served as a representative in four general assemblies and now serving his second term as senator.  A republican.

I. G. CHRYSTAL, COON RAPIDS. - Senator from the forty-eight district composed of Carroll, Greene and Sac counties.  Born near Ottumwa, Iowa, 1885.  Migrated to Oklahoma with his parents in the early nineties and educated there.  Engaged in public school work, hotel business, and in commercial traveling.  Present occupation, farming.  Married Dorothy Garst of Coon Rapids, Iowa, in 1919.  Three children, Virginia, John and Tom.  A democrat.

MATT D. COONEY, DUBUQUE. - Senator from the thirty-fifth district, Dubuque county. (Biography appears elsewhere as member of the board of parole.)

FRANK I. COYKENDALL, SHENANDOAH. - Senator from the seventh district composed of Page and Fremont counties, was born in Jefferson county, Iowa, March 13th, 1878.  Removed to Fremont county, Iowa, with his parents in 1884, where he was reared and educated in the public schools.  Elected to the senate as a republican on the democratic ticket in 1930, was re-elected in 1932, but having been refused a seat in the republican senate caucus in the 1931 session, reversed his party affiliation, and acted with the democrats in the 1933 session.  He is engaged in business, farming and stock raising, and is a member of the Masonic lodge.

JOSEPH E. DOZE, HUMESTON. - Senator from the fourth district composed of Wayne and Lucas counties, was born on a farm in Decatur county, Iowa, November 18, 1854.  His father, Francis K. Doze, was born in France.  His mother, Cena Doze, in Indiana.  Attended the common schools of the state, taught school several years in the schools of Page and Ringgold counties, and was once nominated for superintendent of schools of Ringgold county.  Served two terms as county auditor in Ringgold county.  Moved to Humeston, Wayne county, Iowa, in 1890, where he still resides.  Has been a member of the town council and mayor of Humeston several terms.  Is married and has one son an done daughter.  Elected representative in 1912.  Re-elected in 1914.  Elected state senator in 1933, to fill the vacancy caused by the death of the Hon. J. H. Judd.  A democrat.  

LEO ELTHON, FERTILE. - Senator from the forty-first district, comprised of Worth, Winnebago and Mitchell counties, was born in Fertile, Iowa, June 9, 1898, and is now engaged in general farming.  He attended the elementary schools at Fertile and graduated from the high school there in 1917.  Later he attended the Augsburn Seminary, Minneapolis, Minnesota, Iowa State Teachers College, Cedar Falls, and Hamilton's University of Commerce, Mason City, Iowa.  He taught school during two years, 1918 and 1919, in the capacity of manual training and athletics at Clear Lake, Iowa, and later as principal in the high school at Fertile.  He started farming in 1920.  His farming operations include truck gardening, pickle processing, and in the winter cattle and hog feeding.  He was married to Synneva Hjelmeland of Fertile, February 28, 1922, and has two sons and two daughters.  A republican.

MIKE G. FISCH, LEMARS. - Senator from the forty-sixth district, composed of Plymouth, Cherokee and Ida counties, was born in Germany in 1892.  Immigrated to Keokuk county, Iowa, with his parents while an infant, and was reared on a farm in Keokuk county.  Attended country school, and graduated from the Sigourney high school.  Attended the State University of Iowa in 1912 and 1913.  He has been connected with the clothing business the past seventeen years.  Active in American Legion and B. P. O. Elks.  Elected state senator in 1932.  A democrat.

JOE R. FRAILEY, FORT MADISON. - Senator from the first district, Lee county.  Occupation, lawyer.  Was a member of the senate from the thirty-sixth to the thirty-ninth, inclusive, re-elected to the forty-second, forty-second extra and forty-third, and again to the forty-fourth and forty-fifth sessions.  A republican.

M. X. GESKE, MCGREGOR. - Senator from the thirty-sixth district, Clayton county, was born at McGregor, Iowa, of German parents:  F. F. Geske and Sophia Geske, both having migrated to the United States from Germany.  He is a member of a family of fourteen and was raised on a farm and graduated from the McGregor high school.  Clerked in a country store and taught country schools and with the earnings attended and graduated from the Valparaiso Normal School at Valparaiso, Indiana, in 1893, after which he taught in the public schools at Windom, Minnesota, and was superintendent of schools at Lake Crystal, Minnesota, and then attended the University of Minnesota for a period of two years.  Later read law with D. D. Murphy at Elkader, Iowa, and graduated from the law school at Drake University at Des Moines, Iowa, and has been in the practice of law at McGregor since his admission to the Bar.  He has served as a member of the Public School board at McGregor, one time president of said board; also served as councilman and mayor of the town of McGregor from time to time.  He was county attorney of Clayton county, Iowa, for two terms and was elected to the senate in 1932.  A democrat.

VINCENT F. HARRINGTON, SIOUX CITY. - Senator from the thirty-second district, was born on May 16, 1903, in Sioux City, Iowa, the son of Thomas F. Harrington and Maria (O'Leary) Harrington.  Attended Cathedral Grammar School, Sioux City, Iowa, Trinity College Academy, Sioux City, Iowa, and the University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, Indiana, where he was graduated in June, 1925, from the College of Liberal Arts.  Following graduation he was employed by Columbia University at Portland, Oregon, as instructor in history, economics and athletic director.  In 1927 he returned to Sioux City, where he associated with his father in the Continental Mortgage Company as treasurer and assistant manager.  On June 7, 1929, he was married to Catherine O'Connor of Homer, Nebraska.  They have two daughter, Catherine Tim and Patricia Ann.  A democrat.

E. R. HICKLIN, WAPELLO. - Senator from the twentieth district, composed of Louisa and Muscatine counties, was born March 1, 1895, at Wapello, Iowa.  Graduated from Drake University 1915, and from the University of Iowa Law College in 1917.  A lawyer, World War veteran, and belongs to numerous societies and lodges.  Elected to the senate in 1930.  A republican.

LAFE HILL, NORA SPRINGS. - Senator from the forty-fourth district, composed of Chickasaw and Floyd counties, born in Ringgold county, Iowa.  At the age of fourteen was thrown on his own resources, worked on a farm, in a brick yard and railroad construction, attending school at odd times until about the age of eighteen, when he had saved sufficient money to enable him to enter academic and college work.  He then took up teaching at Troy Mills and Walker,  in Linn county,, and was later superintendent of schools at Seymour and other places.  At the close of his school work he entered the newspaper business, and is now publisher of the Advertiser at Nora Springs.  His father was a veteran of the Civil War.  He was married to Florence A. Fay of Troy Mills.  Their three children grew to manhood and womanhood, a daughter, Fausta, and sons, Brant and Lyle.  Both sons served in the World war and Brant gave his life for his country.  He was elected representative in 1924, 1926 and 1928.  Elected senator in 1930.  A republican.

GEORGE M. HOPKINS, GUTHRIE CENTER. - Senator from the seventeenth district, comprising Audubon, Dallas and Guthrie counties, was born October 16, 1866, in Bear Grove, Iowa.  he was educated in the rural schools and the Guthrie county high school, the Western Normal College at Shenandoah, Iowa, and the Valparaiso Normal School, Valparaiso, Indiana.  he taught four years in the rural schools of Iowa and Nebraska, served seven years as principal of the Bassett village schools, eight years as county superintendent of Rock county, Nebraska, twelve years as president of the township school board and eleven years on the county board of education.  He was married in 1894 to Anna Laura Green of Kirkwood, Nebraska.  They have five children:  Margie, Mark, Macey, Dorothy, and Donald.  In religious faith he is Unitarian.  he has always taken an active part in politics and in the public welfare work of his community.  He was elected representative in 1926, 1928, and 1930, and senator in 1932.  A republican.

HOMER HUSH, ESSEX. - Senator from the eight district, composed of Mills and Montgomery counties, was born July 14, 1889, in West township, Montgomery county, Iowa, on the farm which he now owns and operates.  His parents settled in Montgomery county at an early time and lived for more than thirty years on this same farm.  He was educated in the schools of Montgomery county and at Simpson College.  In 1910, he married Ada M. Fryrear of Mills county, and they have three boys,  Howard, Clarence and  Merle.  Mr. Hush was elected to the Iowa house of representatives from Montgomery county in 1928 and 1930 and was elected to the senate in 1932.  A republican.

ORA E. HUSTED, TRURO. - Senator from the sixteenth district, composed of Adair and Madison counties, was born in Ohio township, Madison county, March 20, 1876.  Has spent his entire life except seven years in the community in which he now resides, receiving his education in the schools of that county.  Was married January 23, 1899, to Etna E. Kale, and to this union was born four children:  Cresley, Esther, Merrill, and Maurice.  Maurice died at the age of four years.  A member of the Methodist Episcopal church, having served on the official board for more than thirty years.  A member of the county and state Sunday school associations.  Has given Sunday school talks in almost every church in Madison county and in a great many churches in adjoining counties, often being called on to fill the pulpit for pastors of his county.  Active in Hi. Y. and boys club work.  Active in farm bureau and local activities.  Rendered a great many years of service on township school boards.  Was on local finance board during World War.  He was reared on a farm and has always been actively engaged in farming and stock raising.  Elected as representative from Madison county in 1930 and as senator in 1932.  A republican.

H. L. IRWIN, DEWITT. - Senator from the twenty-second district, Clinton county, was born on a farm near Belle Plaine, Iowa, May 15, 1897.  Educated in grade schools, graduated from high school in Belle Plaine, Iowa.  Served in the field artillery, officers training camp in Zachary, Kentucky, during the World War.  B. A. degree, 1919; graduate of college of law with LL. B. degree, 1931, from State University of Iowa.  Attended University of Michigan.  Married to Helen Muriel Shoesmith of Guthrie Center, Iowa, 1921.  Practiced in the city of Cedar Rapids for a period of about one year upon graduation from the state university, and thereafter practiced law in Clinton county in the town of Grand Mound, and the city of DeWitt, Iowa.  Member of the state bar association, P. A. D. law fraternity, Phi Kappa Sigma literary fraternity, and Masonic and K. P. orders.  Church preference, Methodist.  Parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Irwin, Belle Plaine, Iowa.  One daughter, Marjorie Ellyn, born June 15, 1930.  Elected senator in 1930.  A democrat.

JOHN H. JUDD, CHARITON. - Senator from the fourth district, composed of Lucas and Wayne counties, died January 14, 1933, during the session of the forty-fifth general assembly.  He was seventy-two years of age and gave his occupation as farmer and stockman and he was a democrat.  A special election was held in the district after his death and J. E. Doze was elected to fill the vacancy.  

DAVID W. KIMBERLY, DAVENPORT. - Senator from the twenty-first district, Scott county, was born in Deadwood, S. D. August 6, 1878.  When he was six months old his parents moved back to West Liberty, Muscatine county.  He has lived on the farm most of his life, receiving his education at the West Liberty, Springdale high school and Bryant-Strattons business college of Chicago.  He was married to Elsie King, of Chicago.  He is a member of the Mystic Shrine, Knights Templar, Scottish Rites, Mohassan Grotto, Eastern Star, Elks, Eagles,  Odd Fellows and Turner society.  Was elected representative in 1914 and re-elected in 1916, and to the senate in 1918, 1922, 1926, and 1930.  A republican.

WILLIAM H. KLEMME, RIDGEWAY. - Senator from the forty-second district, composed of Winneshiek and Howard counties, was born in Franklin county, Indiana, February 17, 1849.  He came to Iowa with his parents in the spring of 1862 and located on a farm of 200 acres, which his father purchased from the government in 1857 for a dollar and a quarter per acre.  He remained there until he was twenty-one years old.  He was married to Mary Augusta Bolies in 1870.  They have one daughter, Mrs. J. G. Parker, of Fayette, Iowa.  He was postmaster during McKinley's term of office, and justice of peace in Lincoln township thirty-two years.  He was a member of the house of representatives during the twenty-fifth, twenty-sixth, and twenty-seventh, general assemblies and the extra session.  Elected senator in 1926, re-elected in 1930.  Has been engaged in the lumber and coal business since 1873.  A republican.

IRVING H. KNUDSON, ELLSWORTH. - Senator from the thirty-seventh district, comprising Hamilton, Hardin and Wright counties, was born April 27, 1896, at Jewell, Iowa.  Received his education in the Jewell public schools, the Jewell Lutheran College, and the State University of Iowa.  World War veteran, and a member of the American Legion.  Married in 1921 to Miss Leafy Bergum of Westby, Wisconsin.  They have two sons, Irving Howard and John Gilbert.  Member of the Lutheran church.  Engaged in the auction, real estate and general insurance business.  Was elected state representative in 1924, 1926 and 1928.  Elected senator in 1930.  A republican.

RICHARD V. LEO, DYSART. - Senator from forty-fifth district composed of Tama and Benton counties, was born on a farm near Dysart, Iowa.  Graduate of Dysart high school, and received A. B. degree from the University of Iowa in 1913.  Superintendent of schools for two years at Blairstown, Iowa.  Married Corinee Deardorff in 1915.  Has a son, Robert, 15, and daughter Jean, 13.  Since marriage has engaged in farming and has been a live stock dealer in his county near Dysert, Iowa.  Elected to the state senate at a special election October 3, 1933, to fill vacancy occasioned by the appointment of Harry C. White as member of the board of control.  A republican.

L. H. MEYER, READLYN. - Senator from the thirty-ninth district, composed of Bremer and Butler counties, was born on a farm near Readlyn, Bremer county, Iowa,, December 17, 1876, where he attended public schools.  He was married to Mary Rohrssen in 1899.  To this union three children were born, only one living to maturity, Paul L., of Readlyn.  Due to ill health they moved to the town of Readlyn in 1906, where they have since resided.  He is engaged in the live stock and grain business and has held numerous town and township offices.  he served on the questionnaire board during the World War.  He is a Lutheran in faith and is serving his first term in the legislature.  A democrat.

HENRY D. MILLER, MORLEY. - Senator from the twenty-fourth district, composed of Cedar and Jones counties, born near Morley, Iowa, January 7, 1867, where he has lived all his life excepting the years from 1917 to 1926, when his business called him to live in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.  He was distributor for the Buick Motor company during the years 1910 to 1926, and has the distinction of being the only man or firm who shipped automobiles by the train load into the state of Iowa.  Besides his farming business, he conducted a general store at Morley for a period of fourteen years, also has been interested in the banking business during these years, and has built up and at this time maintains one of the largest and most select herd of pure bred Aberdeen Angus cattle in the world, and he is the largest individual farmer in Jones or Cedar counties.  Serving first term in the senate.  A democrat.

WARREN F. MILLER, INDEPENDENCE. - Senator from the thirty-third district, composed of Buchanan and Delaware counties, born in Buchanan county November 13, 1866.  Graduated from Lenox College 1884, and from the University of Iowa law department 1894.  Practiced law two years in Independence.  Served one term as city attorney and two terms a mayor.  Entered newspaper business in 1896 as part owner of Independence Conservative.  Sold out in 1903 and went to Seneca, Kansas, where he published Courier-Democrat till 1909.  Sold there and bought the Globe-Post at LeMars, Iowa.  In 1914 sold Globe-Post and returned to Independence and purchased the Independence Conservative, which he is still publishing.  Serving first term in the legislature.  A democrat.

M. MOORE, WALNUT. - Senator from the nineteenth district, Pottawattamie county, born in Washington county, Iowa, September 11, 1874.  Father, Dr. E. B. Moore, physician.  Mother, Elizabeth (Watters) Moore.  Moved to Harlan, Iowa, in 1878, and attended Harlan public schools.  Graduated from John A. Creighton Medical College in 1901.  Located in Walnut, Iowa, in 1902 and has been a resident of Walnut and of Pottawattamie county since that time, engaged in the active practice of medicine and surgery.  Held no political offices until elected to the state senate in 1932.  He is a member of the city council; board of education, commercial club of Walnut, and the Morro Lodge, No. 559, A. F. & A. M. B. P. O. E., Lodge No. 445, Atlantic, and of the county, state and American medical associations.  Married Cora F. Backus in 1905.  Has two daughters, Mary Louise, an instructor in public school music in Walnut, and Betty Jane, a junior in the Walnut high school.  A democrat.

THOMAS W. MULLANEY, WAUKON. - Senator from the fortieth district, composed of Allamakee and Fayette counties, born March 26, 1883, on a farm near Waukon, Iowa.  Received early education in rural schools and attended Waukon Business College and studied law.  Occupation, farmer, stock breeder, and auctioneer.  Married November 27, 1923, to Mary L. Lydon of Postville, Iowa, and family consists of four children, Mary, Loretta, Ellen, Thomas W., Jr.  Serving first term in the senate.  A democrat.

OLIVER P. MYERS, NEWTON. - Senator from the twenty-ninth district, Jasper county, was born in Cedar township, Washington county, Iowa, July 30, 1856.  Graduated from the State University of Iowa in 1880.  From 1895 to 1899 he was county superintendent of schools in Beadle county, Huron, South Dakota.  He married Leah McFarlane in 1897, and they have three children - Kenneth, Ruth, and Dorothy-all graduated from state schools.  By profession he is a lawyer at Newton, Iowa.  Elected state senator in 1930.  Died during the session of the forty-fifth general assembly and at a special election in his district, Mr. Tripp was elected to fill the vacancy.  Mr. Myers was a democrat.

WM. MCARTHUR, MASON CITY. - Senator from the forty-third district, composed of Cerro Gordo, Franklin, and Hancock counties, was born in Cerro Gordo county, July 15, 1886.  Attended country school and graduated in animal husbandry at Iowa State College in 1910 and given professional master degree in 1923.  Member, Adelante fraternity and Alpha Zeta honorary agricultural fraternity, and the winning college corn judging team of 1908.  Married December 5, 1911, to Avice L. O'Neil, Clear Lake, Iowa, and has three children, Dan Neil, Avice L., and Maxine.  Managed large group of farms in Oklahoma, 1910 to 1914, and since then engaged in general farming and livestock feeding five miles northeast of Mason City, Iowa.  Also specializes in seed corn, soybeans, and polled Hereford cattle.  Originator of Golden King seed corn.  He has judged corn and livestock at numerous county, district, and state shows and has served several years as secretary of township school board and member county board of education.  He is director of farm bureau and cooperative elevator and director and president of the North Iowa Fair.  Honored by Wallace's Farmer in 1926 by selection to first group of master farmers.  He is also president of the Mason City Livestock Shipping Association:  director of the Iowa Cooperative Livestock Shippers Association; director of the Iowa Beef Producers Association; director of the American Polled Hereford Breeders Association; president of the American Farmers Mutual Auto Insurance Company; member of Mason City Rotary Club and a member of the Congregational church.  Serving first term in the senate.  A democrat.

FRED W. NELSON, NEVADA. - Senator from the thirty-first district, composed of Boone and Story counties, was born April 7, 1886, in Story county, Iowa.  He received his early education in the rural schools and after at Highland Park College at Des Moines, and at Iowa State College.  Was married to Edna R. Smith, February 22, 1911, and has four children:  Avis Vere, Richard F., Robert L., and Donald L.  Served as township clerk eighteen years, as board member of the story County Farm Bureau four years, treasurer three years, and president three years.  He is a member of the Nevada Lodge No. 99, A. F. and A. M., and was master of that order in 1926, and is also a member of O. E. S.  Served as a member and president of the North Grant consolidated school board, and is board member of the Farmers Elevator Company and Farmers Grain Dealers Association of Iowa.  Former member of Nevada Rotary Club.  Awarded master farmer medal, January 13, 1927.  Member of Lutheran church.  Elected representative in 1928 and 1930 and senator 1932.  A republican.

G. W. PATTERSON, BURT. - Senator from the forty-seventh district, including Emmet, Palo Alto, Clay, Dickinson and Kossuth counties, was born at Burt, Iowa, September 4, 1887, of Scotch parentage.  Graduate of Burt high school.  Graduated from Iowa State College, animal husbandry department, 1909.  Married December 28, 1913, to Miss Eva M. Stensrud, Lake Mills, Iowa.  Has three children, Donald W., Virginia Mae, and Kenneth Howard.  Business, farming and stock feeding.  Elected to house of representatives, 1922; re-elected in 1924 and 1926.  Elected senator in 1928; re-elected 1932.  A republican.

CAROLYN CAMPBELL PENDRAY, MAQUOKETA. - Senator from the twenty-third district, Jackson county, was born at Mt. Pleasant, Iowa, in 1881, the daughter of the late Thomas Franklin Campbell and Harriett Emily Dutton.  Received her early education in the public schools of Mt. Pleasant.  Her professional record of twenty years teaching includes seven years as county superintendent of schools of Henry county and the teaching of methods in summer school sessions at Iowa Wesleyan College.  She is the wife of W. J. Pendray, a merchant of Maquoketa, to whom she was married in 1920.  An active worker in the democratic party, for years a member of the stare central committee serving as chairwoman in the second congressional district.  A member of the Congregational church, P. E.  O. Society, Outlook Study Club, B. & P. W. League.  She served as representative in forty-third and forty-fourth general assemblies.  First woman to be elected to the Iowa legislature, and was elected senator in 1932.  A democrat.

CHRIS REESE, MARSHALTOWN. - Senator from the twenty-eight district, Marshall county, was born in Hovedgaard, Denmark, June 21, 1881.  he came to the United States with his parents in 1891.  High school education.  Has been identified with the newspaper business since 1906, editing the Linn Grove Independent, the Remsen News, the Carroll Times, and the Marshalltownian at Marshalltown, Iowa.  Was married September 14, 1902, to Jennie Pearl Rucker at Alta, Iowa.  They have four children, Marian, James, Creston, and Donald.  Serving first term in the legislature.  A democrat.

W. R. RITCHIE, MARATHON. - Senator from the fiftieth district, comprising Buena Vista, Humboldt, and Pocahontas counties, was born at Port Andrew, Richland county, Wisconsin, July 8, 1867, of Scotch-Irish parents.  In 1884 he came to Alta, Iowa, and in the spring of 1894 bought his first farm and began farming for himself.  On February 26, 1896, he was married to Anna Jackson of Sac county, Iowa, and they have four children, Florence V., instructor in the California State Teachers College, Chico, California; Robert C., an attorney at Storm Lake, Iowa;  Wendell R., a graduate of Iowa State College; and Donald S., a graduate of Buena Vista College.  He is a widely known, successful auctioneer of northwest Iowa.  He is past master of Universal Lodge, 587, A. F. and A. M.  Elected senator in 1930.  A republican.

GARRITT E. ROELOPS, SIOUX CENTER. - Senator from the forty-ninth district, including Lyon, O'Brien, Osceola and Sioux counties, was born at Prinsburg, Kandiyohi county, Minnesota, June 6, 1900, of Dutch descent parents; Evert Jans Roelofs and Jessie de Vries.  Graduated from country school, Calvin preparatory school, Grand Rapids, Michigan, in 1918, and Calvin College in 1921; attended University of Minnesota, 1919, University of Michigan 1922.  Married in 1921 to Henrietta Ryskamp, Grand Rapids, Michigan, and they have two sons:  Wallace Gerald and Rodman Glenn.  He was principal of Christian grammar school at Edgerton, Minnesota, for two years; taught English literature for one year at Christian high school, Holland, Michigan; taught history at Western Academy, Hull, Iowa, for eight years, the last four years serving as headmaster.  Since 1930 he has been joint publisher and editor of the Sioux Center News, Sioux Center, Iowa.  Member of American Legion and Christian Reformed church.  Serving first term in the legislature.  A republican.

PAUL W. SCHMIDT, IOWA CITY. - Senator from the twenty-fifth district  composed of Iowa and Johnson counties, was born in Iowa City forty-six years ago and has always lived there.  Graduate of St. Mary's high school.  Attended engineering college, State University of Iowa, 1904 and 1905.  Has been in the iron and steel business since 1906.   Member of Knights of Columbus and state president of Iowa State Association of Elks.  Serving his first term in the legislature.  A democrat.

L. T. SHANGLE, OSKALOOSA. - Senator from the fourteenth district, Mahaska county, was born on a farm in Mahaska county, March 18, 1863, and was educated in the public schools of that county and at Penn College in Oskaloosa.  He was admitted to the bar in May, 1889.  He removed to Grand Island, Nebraska, in 1890, returning to Oskaloosa in 1895, where he has since lived.  Serving his first term in the legislature.  A democrat.  

CLAUDE STANLEY, CORNING. - Senator from the sixth district, composed of Adams and Taylor counties, was born on a farm near Milo, Iowa, sixty years ago.  He received his early education in a country school and graduated from Corning Academy at Corning, Iowa, in 1892.  Taught school 1892-1898 and was principal of school at Carlisle, Iowa, 1896-1897.  During time he taught school he studied law, attending Drake University during summer terms and graduated from that school in 1900 with degree of LL.B., and since that time he has practiced his profession at Corning as a member of the law firm of Stanley & Stanley.  Served as city attorney from 1902-1904, county attorney from 1904-1908, and as member of school board, of which he was president from 1927-1932.  He has been active in military affairs, serving in war with Spain in 51st Iowa infantry, in the national guard of Iowa from 1900 to 1917, and in the 168th infantry in Rainbow Division as major and lieutenant colonel during World War.  Now holds rank of colonel in reserve and commands 350th infantry.  He was married in 1902 to Laura E. Stephenson of Corning, Iowa.  They have two sons, C. M. and A. E.  He is a member of the Methodist church, Masonic lodge and American Legion.   Serving his first term in the legislature.  A republican.

FRANK M. STEVENS, GARDEN GROVE. - Senator from the fifth district, consisting of Decatur, Ringgold and Union counties, was born on a farm near Salem, Illinois, May 14, 1872.  He went to Chicago at the age of fifteen, an orphan, and became superintendent of Empire Warehouses, Inc., of Chicago, at the age of 26.  Married Evelyn M. Payne and has three daughters, Martha, Helen and Evelyn.  Moved to Iowa and entered the mercantile business at Floria in 1903.  Moved to Garden Grove, Decatur county, in 1920 and continued in mercantile business there.  Member of Methodist church.  Serving first term in the legislature.  A democrat.

ROY E. STEVENS, OTTUMWA. - Senator from the thirteenth district, Wapello county, was born on a farm in Wapello county, January 8, 1878, and attended the local schools.  In 1902 he succeeded his father in the retail shoe business in Ottumwa, Iowa, in which business he is still engaged.  Married Marie Van de Ven in 1907 and has one daughter, Martha.  Has also been engaged in farming since 1912, specializing in dairy farming.  Was president of the chamber of commerce and retail merchants of Ottumwa.  Was president of the Iowa Retail Shoe Dealers Association.  Has been chairman of Wapello county good roads committee for several years and has been very active in the work of bringing about the good roads program not only in Wapello county but in the state of Iowa.  Served as member of legislative interim committee on reduction of public expense in 1931 and 1932.  Member of Presbyterian church, a Mason and member of Rotary Club of Ottumwa.  Elected to the senate in 1930.  A democrat.

CLYDE H. TOPPING, BURLINGTON. - Senator from the ninth district, Des Moines county, was born on a ranch near Utica, Ness county, Kansas, January 8, 1884.  His parents, John W. Topping and Ida (nee Johnston) Topping, were born in Van Buren county, Iowa.  In the year 1888 the family returned to Iowa, and moved to Burlington in 1896.  Attended the public schools in Burlington, then the State University of Iowa, leaving there in 1906 for Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada, where he and his father operated a ranch in connection with a colonization project of theirs.  Was married in 1908 to Miss Helen Welsh Young, of Burlington, daughter of Dr. and Mrs. H. B. Young.  They have three children, Alice Hamilton, Eugenia Young, and Clyde Hamilton, Jr.  After the disposal of the Canadian ranch, he entered the employ of the Canadian Pacific railway, and was connected with the land department of that railway at Calgary, Alberta, for ten years, leaving the Canadian Pacific railway to again engage in the real estate business with his father at Burlington.  He is a member of the Beta Theta Pi fraternity, a member of the Rotary and Elks clubs, and a member of the Congregational church.  Elected to the senate in 1926 and re-elected in 1930.  A republican.

D. MYRON TRIPP, NEWTON. - Senator from the twenty-ninth district, Jasper county, was born in Clear Creek township, Jasper county, Iowa, September 6, 1882.  He received his education in the Colfax public schools, Des Moines University, and graduated from Drake University, college of law, in June, 1906 to 1920, when he moved to Newton, Iowa.  He has served as city attorney of Colfax, Iowa, county attorney of Jasper county, and member of the city council of Newton, Iowa.  He was married to Vera B. Stouffer in 1906, and they have one son living, Myron D. Tripp, of Newton, Iowa.  He was elected state senator in 1933 to fill a vacancy caused by the death of Senator Oliver P. Myers.  A democrat.

JOHN K. VALENTINE, CENTERVILLE. - Senator from the third district, composed of Davis and Appanoose counties, was born at Oskaloosa, Iowa, February 5, 1904.  Received early education in Centerville, Iowa, public schools and graduated from University of Wisconsin in 1926 and from law college of University of Iowa in 1929.  Formed a partnership in 1929 with his father, H. E. Valentine, and has since been engaged in the practice of law at Centerville.  Elected senator in the general election of 1932.   A democrat.

EDWARD J. WENNER, WATERLOO. - Senator from the thirty-eighth district, composed of Back Hawk and Grundy counties, was born July 3, 1880, in Benton county, Iowa.  Son of Christian Wenner, Jr., born in Ohio and came with his parents to Benton county, Iowa, in 1855, and of Margaret Cokely Wenner, born in West Virginia, and came with her parents to Benton county, Iowa, in 1869.    The father passed away in 1894, and the mother, now eighty-five years of age, lives in Benton county.  Married August 17, 1910, to Elizabeth P. Parrott, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William F. Parrott.  Has three sons, Frank William, Edward Robert, and Jackson Carl.  Educated in public schools and at Tilford Collegiate Academy at Vinton.  Graduated in 1900.  Matriculated in college of law at the State University of Iowa, and graduated with degree of LL. B. in 1903.  Admitted to Iowa bar in June of 1903.  Attended the law school of Yale University, at New Haven, Connecticut, and graduated there from with the degree of M. L. in 1904.  Practiced law in Waterloo since October, 1904.  Member of Christ Episcopal church in Waterloo.  Memberships in various fraternal orders, having advanced to grand and supreme lodges.  Member of Black Hawk County Bar Association and of Iowa State Bar Association.  Elected three times as county attorney of Black Hawk county, serving from 1915 to 1921.  President of Iowa State Association of County Attorneys in 1916-1917.  Elected to the senate in 1930.  A republican.

HARRY C. WHITE, VENTON. - Senator from the forty-fifth district, composed of Benton and Tama counties.  (Biography appears elsewhere as member of the board of control.)

GEO. A. WILSON, DES MOINES. - Senator from the thirtieth district, Polk county.  Born on a farm in Adair county.  Youngest son of James H. Wilson and Martha G. Wilson.  Married Mildred Zehner, December 8, 1921.  Graduated from Menio high school, attended college at Grinnell, graduate of the law school of the State University of Iowa in 1907.  Began practicing law immediately in the city of Des Moines.  Was elected county attorney for one term.  Served as judge of the district court of Polk county, Iowa, for a period of over two years, resigning from this position to again enter the practice of law.  Elected to the senate in 1926 re-elected in 1930.  A republican.


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