Frank E. Wenig
Posted By: Clay County IAGenWeb Coordinator (email)
Date: 1/15/2011 at 07:50:44
FRANK E. WENIG, SPENCER. - Labor Commissioner, was born November 5, 1887, at New Albin, Iowa. When he was sixteen months of age, his parents, Jacob and Henrietta Wenig, moved to Inwood in Lyon county. He received his education in the public schools there and since 1907 has been employed by the Milwaukee railroad. Served overseas during the World War and has been post commander of the American Legion at Spencer, district commander and state vice-commander. Married and has two children: Ralph and Carolyn. He has been a member of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Firemen and Engineers for twenty-six years and has served on state labor legislative committees as well as being delegate to many labor conventions. Elected as a state representative from Clay county in 1932 and was appointed Labor Commissioner by Governor Herring during the session of the forty-fifth general assembly. A democrat.
Contributed by: Debbie Clough Gerischer. Source: IOWA OFFICIAL REGISTER 1933-1934, BIOGRAPHIES, OTHER STATE OFFICERS
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