Roelops, Garritt E.
ROELOPS, DE VRIES
Posted By: Linda Ziemann (email)
Date: 3/30/2005 at 10:55:04
IOWA OFFICIAL REGISTER 1933-1934
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 republican.
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