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Iowa Official Registers

1927 -1928

Iowa State Representatives


H.C. Pattison
Representative from Jefferson county, was born on a farm near Fairfield, Iowa, March 7, 1868. Farmer. Breeder of pedigreed Shorthorn cattle. Married Eliza Stout march 17, 1896, who died August 13, 1924. Had three children, Earl, deceased, and Paul and Edna still living. Served on the county board of supervisors, was secretary of the school board, township clerk and trustee, and director and treasurer of the Farmers Insurance Company. Member of the Presbyterian church and Odd Fellows lodge. A republican in politics.

Ralph C. Prichard
Representative from Woodbury county. Was born in Monona county, Iowa, and moved to Woodbury county with is parents a year later, in which county he has since resided. Was graduated from Morningside college in 1915 and from the law school of the University of Chicago in the year 1921. Spent two years in the military service during the World War, one year of which was overseas. Was commissioned first lieutenant in the infantry. Is a member of the American Legion adn Masonic lodge. Has practiced law in Sioux City, Iowa, since 1921. A republican in politics.

L.T. Quirk
Representative from Sac county, was born in Clinton county, Iowa, January 20, 1874, and moved with his parents, in the spring of 1876 to Sac county where he has since resided. He was educated in the rural schools, Sac institute and Morningside College. He taught school for three years, then became actively engaged in farming in which he has remained ever since. Married Miss Fannie L. Fox of Sac county April 18, 1899, and to them was born one son, Edward L., August 20, 1913. Was president of the Sac county farm bureau four years. A member of the Methodist church, consistory, Shrine and O.E.S. Was elected representative in 1922, reelected in 1924 and 1926. A republican in politics.

Z.S. Ratliff
Representative from Henry county, was born November 25, 1862, in the county he now represents in the legislature. He received his education in the rural schools and Whittier college. He was marred to Amelia Dorcis Kramling of Kahoka, Missouri, October 7, 1891. Has one son, Paul, who is operating the home farm. He has engaged in farming and banking. Resigned as member of the executive committee of Iowa farm bureau federation when becoming a candidate for the legislature. Is an active member of the Presbyterian church. Elected to the general assembly in 1924, reelected in 1926. A republican in politics.

O.J. Reimers
Representative from Lyon county, was born March 16, 1878, at Scott, Iowa. Came to Lyon county, Iowa, in 1885, as a boy. Attended the district school and later the Rock Rapids high school. He then entered Northwestern Union college at Le Mars, Iowa, graduating after two years from their commercial course. He taught rural schools three years and then took up the commercial course. He taught rural schools three years and then took up the occupation of farming. He was secretary of a township school board fourteen years, secretary and director of farmers' elevator fifteen years, president of the Lyon county farm bureau 1919-1923, and treasurer of the bureau in 1924. Was married in 1905 to Ella Rohde of Inwood, Iowa. Has one daughter, Elva. Was elected representative in 1924 on the democratic ticket and reelected in 1926. Member of the Congregational church, Masonic Order, I.O.O.F. and other fraternal organizations.

D. Fulton Rice
Representative from Appanoose county, was born on a farm in that county September 13, 1889, son of J.F. and Sarah E. (Hibbs) Rice. For short periods attended the state normal at Kirksville, Mo., and Drake University. Taught school five years, the last being superintendent at Dike, Iowa. Read law in the office of H.E. Valentine. Attended law school at the University of Michigan and was admitted to the bar in June, 1917. Was nominated for congress by the democratic party in 1918. Enlisted in the judge advocate general's department of the army and served in the Seventeenth division during the World War. Has engaged in the active practice of law at Centerville, Iowa, since the war. Married Ruth Rhea of Centerville, Iowa, June 22, 1919. They have two children, David Fulton, Jr., and Eleanor Rhea. Elected to the forty-first general assembly. Was not a candidate for reelection but succeeded himself under the constitution upon the death of Hon. Charles Harvey Scott, who was elected to the forty-second general assembly. A democrat in politics.

J.W. Roberts
Representative from Adair county, was born on a farm in Adair county, July 9, 1861. Received his education in the country schools and business course at Drake University. Taught three years in rural schools. Served six years as county recorder of Adair county. He married Eva Tullis in 1886, a teacher in the public schools, and them were born three children, one girl and two boys. Engaged in farming and live stock breeding. Elected representative in 1924 and reelected in 1926. A republican in politics.

Heike A. Rust
Representative from Franklin county, was born in Franklin county, December 12, 1883. Studied at the Sheffield high school, Des Moines University and Iowa State college. Occupation, farming. Was married October 8, 1921, to Miss Gladys Stubblefield, Ipava, Illinois. Has one son, Paul Oliver. elected representative in 1922, 1924 and 1926. Republican in politics.

R.L. Rutledge
Representative from Webster county, was born on a farm near Fort Dodge, Iowa, in 1888. Was graduated from Fort dodge high school in 1908; won a scholarship to Iowa State college in the state judging contest at the Iowa state fair in 1908. Entered Ames in fall of 1908, called home by sickness of father in the spring of 1912, and has operated the farm near Fort Dodge ever since, with the exception of seven months in the aviation service in 1918. Interested in farm bureau work and agricultural activities before and since the war. Member of the international committee on agriculture of Kiwanis International. Elected representative from Webster county November 2, 1926.

John Ryder
Junior member of the house of representatives from Dubuque county, was born and reared in Dubuque, Iowa. He was educated in the parochial schools. He graduated from the Bayless Business college. For twenty-five years he was the junior member of the Ryder Brothers' wholesale grocery firm. In 1919, he organized the Ryder Realty Co., and served as vice president until January, 1925, when he retired from the firm. For the past fifteen years he has served as State Chief Ranger of the Catholic Order of Foresters of Iowa. In March, 1925, he was elected member of the board of education of the city of Dubuque, and was appointed chairman of the finance committee. He is, and has been for a number of years, a director of the Hotel Julien Dubuque. He was married in November, 1917, to Miss Anna L. Killeen, who died in May, 1923. He was elected to the general assembly November, 1924, and reelected in 1926. A democrat in politics.

Wm. E.G. Saunders
Representative from Palo Alto county, was born in Blairgowrie, Scotland, in 1865. Came to the United States in 1882. Lived four years in New Mexico and moved to Emmetsburg, Iowa, in 1886. Was quarter-master 52nd Iowa volunteer infantry during the Spanish-American war. Elected representative in 1922, reelected in 1924 and 1926. Republican in politics.


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