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.
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.