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Iowa Official Registers

1927 -1928


Iowa State Officers

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STRIEF, J.H. --Member of the Board of Control of state institutions, was born in Galena, Illinois, August 21, 1865. His parents located at Dubuque, Iowa, in 1866, a few years later moving to Chicago, Ill., and residing in the latter city until 1876; in August of that year again taking up residence in Iowa, at Le Mars, Plymouth county, where he learned the printer's trade and conducted a weekly newspaper. Published a weekly newspaper at Kingsley, Iowa, establishing the Times during the pioneer days of that town. In the years since 1876 he has been a continuous resident of Iowa. He later located in Sioux City and for years was connected with the daily newspapers of that city. Was president of the Iowa State Federation of Labor from 1913 to 1917. He married Miss Helena Bastian, of LeMars, and has two sons, Harry J., and William B. A republican in politics. Legal residence, Sioux City, Iowa.

McCOLL, Anthony M. --Member of the Board of Control of state institutions, was born in Caledonia, Livingston county, N.Y., May 19, 1858. He moved with his parents to Iowa in 1876. For many years he was engaged in farming and the lumber and grain business at Woodward, Iowa, and for three terms was clerk of the district court of Dallas county. Was elected state senator from the seventeenth district in 1910 and re-elected in 1912. Appointed a member of the board of control by Governor Clarke to succeed Gifford S. Robinson, whose term expired June 20, 1913. appointed by Governor Harding for a term of six years ending June 30, 1925, and reappointed by Governor Hammill for full term ending June 30, 1931. A republican in politics.

CLARK, G. Norman --Member of Board of Control os state institutions. Born January 1, 1875, on a farm in Grundy county, Iowa, near Parkersburg, to which town he moved with his parents in 1883. Attended the public school in Parkersburg and after finishing was engaged in the retail drug business for eighteen years. in 1910 moved to Mason City, Iowa, and engaged in real estate business and the operation of farm lands, which vocation has been followed successfully for the past seventeen year. A democrat in politics. Appointed member of board of control by Governor Hammill for six-year term, to succeed John B. Butler, retiring member.

HAMILTON, Ernest C. --Member of Board of Parole, was born in Walnut township, Madison county, Iowa, August 1, 1889. Attended the rural schools and graduated from Winterset high school. Graduated from State University of Iowa in 1914. For fifteen years he has been associated with his father, J.E. Hamilton, in the real estate and farm loan business. During the past ten years has been actively engaged in farming. World War 15th Detachment, A.S.A., delegate in 1924 to American Legion National Convention at St. Paul and democratic national convention at New York. Democrat in politics. Appointed to the board of parole June 16, 1924, by Governor N.E. Kendall to fill the unexpired term of J.R. Murphy, which expires July 1, 1929.

EVANS, Hiram Kinsman --Member of Board of Parole, son of Capt. Hiram and Sarah Jane (Robinson) Evans, was born on section 9, Walnut township, Wayne county, Iowa, March 17, 1863, and has lived in the same county continuously for more than sixty years. Attended the country schools, Seymour Academy, Seymour high school, and the Allerton high school, graduating from the latter in its first graduating class in 1883, and from the State University of Iowa, class of 1886, with the degree of LL.B. Admitted to practice law before the state and federal courts, 1886. Served as county attorney, 1891-1895; house of representatives, twenty-sixth general assembly of Iowa, 1896-97; board of regents, State University of Iowa, 1897-1904; elected judge of the district court of the third judicial district, 1904, and reelected five times, serving eighteen and one-half years and until he resigned on his election to the sixty-eighth congress at a special election held June 4, 1923, to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Hon. H.M. Towner on his appointment as governor of Porto Rico. Married to Harriett Belvel, January 1, 1891. Mrs. Evans is also an attorney, having been admitted to practice before the supreme court of Iowa and the United States supreme court. The have two daughters, Portia, married to Judge James D. Cooney of West Union, Iowa, and Genevieve, married to Vincent Starzinger of Des Moines, Iowa. Declined to be a candidate for nomination or election to the sixty-ninth congress. Engaged in the general practice oflaw at Corydon. Was appointed a member of board of parole by Governor John Hammill for the term commencing July 1, 1927. A republican.

SIMPSON, Geo. -- Board of Parole

GILLESPIE, J.C. -- Printing Board

ORCHARD, W.R. -- Printing Board

HENDERSON, Robert --Superintendent of Printing and ex-officio secretary of the state printing board, was born at Burlington, Iowa, in 1874, and has lived all his life in Iowa. Is married and has three children, a daughter born in 1907, a son born in 1910, and a daughter born in 1914.

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