IOWA HISTORY PROJECT
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.