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J.G. Hempel


Posted By: Sharyl Ferrall
Date: 1/26/2004 at 05:10:34

J.G. Hempel
Representative from Clayton county, born at Giard, Clayton county, Iowa, December 9, 1860. Attended public schools and entered mercantile business in 1881. In 1887 was married to Emma J. Bickel, having three daughters, Mrs. Iowa H. Graf and Kathleen, M., living; Johneyette G., deceased when five years old. In 1892 opened general merchandise establishment at Giard, disposing of it at the end of three years. In April, 1895, opened up a clothing business at Elkader, which he has conducted successfully ever since. Served as secretary of school board, secretary of county fair, member of state board voting machine commissioners, member of state central committee, fourth district, member town council Elkader and served as county auditor eight years. Member Odd Fellows lodge, thirty-second degree Mason and shriner. Elected representative in 1922, 1924 and 1926. Has always been a republican in politics.

source: Iowa Official Register 1927-1928; Biographies of State Representatives; pg. 245


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