Source: Iowa Official Register 1927-1928; Biographies of State Representatives; pg. 249

E. M. Lichty - Representative from Black Hawk county, was born in Orange township, Black Hawk county, Iowa, February 2, 1867. When he was six months old his parents moved on the farm where he has lived continuously ever since, and which he now owns. He received his education in the rural schools and business college at Waterloo; married in 1889 to Emma MILLER of Summerset county, Pennsylvania. To this union were born seven children, one of whom died in infancy.

He has made farming his life work, always raising and feeding a large number of hogs, besides dairying and cattle feeding. After being elected to the fortieth general assembly he resigned as president of the consolidated school board, secretary and treasurer of the telephone company (which office he held for twenty years), township trustee, and chairman of township farm bureau. The three sons and son-in-law are working the several farms consisting of 680 acres on a fifty-fifty basis.

In May, 1921, his wife died and in December, 1922, he married Clara MILLER of Waterloo, Iowa. Served in the fortieth, fortieth extra, forty-first and forty-second general assemblies. A republican in politics.

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