OTHER STATE OFFICERS
OLIN H. MICHAEL, OTTUMWA. - Member of the
Board of Control of state institutions, was born in Ansley,
Nebraska, May 13, 1889, the son of H. W. and Elinor Michael.
Moved to Wapello county with his parents when he was nine
months of age, where he has since resided. Educated in the
Wapello county public schools, the Ottumwa high school and the
Ottumwa Commercial College. Married Alice Spry, 1910.
Resided on a farm until twenty-three years of age and since
that time engaged in the cigar business in Ottumwa. Chairman,
Wapello county republican central committee, 1922-1926.
Selected as member Iowa republican state central committee
from the sixth district in 1928. A republican.
E. H. FELTON, INDIANOLA. - Member of the Board
of Control of state institutions, was born in New Virginia,
Warren county, Iowa, November 11, 1890, the son of Z. T. and
Sara Felton. Educated in the New Virginia schools. Married
Velda Frederick of New Virginia, March 24, 1913. Father of
five children, four sons and a daughter. Is engaged in
business at Indianola and New Virginia. Chairman, Warren
county republican central committee ten years. Selected as
member Iowa republican state central committee from the
seventh district in 1930. Member of the Methodist church, a
thirty-second degree Mason, a member of the Mystic Shrine. A
HARRY C. WHITE, VINTON. -Member of the Board
of Control, was born in Guernsey county, Ohio, October 6,
1869, of Irish parents. When he was six months old his
parents moved to Benton county and settled on a farm near
Garrison. Educated in the district schools, Tilford Academy,
and Cornell College, Mount Vernon. Taught school for several
terms. Now owns and operates a large stock farm. For many
years president of the Peoples Savings Bank of Garrison. Was
married in 1894. Elected representative from Benton county in
1910. Re-elected in 1912. Elected senator in 1914,
re-reelected in 1918, in 1922, and 1930. Appointed a member
of the board of control while serving as senator in the
forty-fifth general assembly. A democrat.
THOMAS A. WAY, DES MOINES. - Member of the
State Highway Commission, native of Illinois, was educated in
the common schools and began his business career at Britt,
Iowa. For many years was active in the promotion of
independent telephone companies. Served in the Iowa
legislature in the twenty-eighth general assembly. Named
member of the state highway commission in 1921. Married. One
son, Captain Clyde C. Way, stationed in Porto Rico. A
daughter, Mrs. L. H. Lawrence, Glendale, Cal. A republican.
WILLARD D. ARCHIE, SIDNEY. - Member of the
State Highway Commission, was born in Graniteville, Mo., July
13, 1895. Moved to Corning when four years of age, attended
public schools there and graduated in the class of 1915.
Attended Simpson College, Indianola, two years, 1916 and
1917. Served in World War as member of battery C., 339th F.
A., enlisting September, 1917, and discharged as second
lieutenant, F. A., April, 1919. Captain of Co. "K," 168th
infantry, Iowa national guard, from 1920 to 1927. At present
in automobile business in Sidney. Affiliated with
Presbyterian church, Masonic lodge, A. T. O. fraternity, and
American Legion. Married and has two children, David and
Louise. A republican.
CARL C. RIEPE, BURLINGTON. - Member of State
Highway Commission, was born in Burlington, Iowa, March 9,
1885. Graduate of State University of Iowa. Admitted to the
bar, 1912. United States commissioner, 1917-1925. County
attorney, Des Moines county, 1919 to 1921. Member of the
highway commission since 1926 under appointments by Governor
Hammill and Governor Turner. A democrat.
O. J. DITTO, SIBLEY. - Member of the State
Highway Commission, was born at Onawa, Iowa, Jan. 26, 1894.
Attended school at Sibley and Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Served in
the World's War. Married June 1st, 1921. Served in the 43rd,
44th, and 45th General Assembly from Osceola county.
Appointed to Iowa State Highway Commission for term beginning
July 1st, 1923. A Mason, Legionnaire and member of Rotary.
HERBERT A. MAINE, WATERLOO. - Member of State
Highway Commission, was born in Newton, Iowa; moved to Des
Moines, where his father, James Maine, engaged in construction
work. He attended the public schools in Des Moines and Iowa
State College at Ames, Iowa. He began his business career
with his father in Des Moines, leaving for Waterloo in 1909,
where he has engaged in general construction work. During the
World War he served as lieutenant in the U. S. navy, and was
located in the New York district, having charge of concrete
work. He has served as director and president of national
banks in Waterloo; is a member of the Consistory and Shrine,
Elks, American Legion, American Society of Civil Engineers,
State Society of Engineers, Waterloo Technical Society,
Waterloo Chamber of Commerce, Master Builders of Iowa. He
served on building committee of the Memorial Union at Ames.
He played football on North Des Moines High School and Iowa
State College teams. A democrat.
GEO. M. SIMPSON, WEST UNION. - Member of the
Board of Parole, was born at McAlester, Okla., September 25,
1879. Came with his parents to a farm in Fayette county,
Iowa, in March, 1888. Was educated in the schools at
Arlington, and Upper Iowa University at Payette, Iowa. Was in
grain and live stock business at Arlington ten years and was
county recorder of Fayette county fourteen years. Is
affiliated with the Masonic orders. Was appointed by Governor
Hammill to state board of parole for term of six years ending
June 30, 1931. Reappointed by Governor Turner for a term of
six years ending June 30, 1937. Married Linnie Barnes, and
has two daughters, Janet and Jean. A republican.
JOHN S. CROOKS, BOONE. - Member of the Board
of Parole, was born in Boone, Iowa, and has since been a
continuous resident of that city. Second son of Hon. George
W. Crooks, one of the early attorneys of Boone county and a
member of the seventeenth general assembly. Both parents were
among the earliest pioneers in this section of Iowa. After
finishing school he engaged in the abstract and loan business
for fifteen years. Secretary of the Boone chamber of commerce
four years. As the democratic party nominee, was elected and
served as the mayor of Boone for four years. Now engaged in
the real estate and insurance business. Married to Luella M.
Parks. Have two children, George W. and Mildred. A democrat.
MATT. D. COONEY, DUBUQUE. - Member of the
Board of Parole, was born and reared on a farm in Dubuque
county. Attended Columbia College, Dubuque, University of
Iowa and Georgetown University. Has practiced law in Dubuque
continuously since 1912, with the exception of time spent in
the World War. Member of Knights of Columbus, Elks, Modern
Woodmen and American Legion. Served in the prosecuting
attorney's office. Dubuque county, for six years and in the
city attorney's office for six years. Married to Margaret
Whelan. Has six children, John L. Margaret Elizabeth, M. D.,
Jr., Terrence W., Judith Ann and Sheila Therese. Served as
senator from Dubuque county in the forty-fourth and
forty-fifth general assemblies and was democratic leader and
president pro tempore in the forty-fifth. Was appointed to
the Board of Parole during the session of the forty-fifth. A
DR. J. W. REYNOLDS, CRESTON. - Chairman,
State Board of Assessment and Review. Physician by
profession. Appointed to the board in 1929, re-appointed 1931
for six-year term. A democrat.
JOHN W. FOSTER, GUTHRIE CENTER. - Member of
State Board of Assessment and Review, was born and reared in
Guthrie county, Iowa, and has never had a home elsewhere.
Attended country schools and the State College at Ames, and
graduated from the law department of Iowa State University.
Taught several terms of school; served six years as county
auditor of Guthrie county, and was state senator from
Audubon-Guthrie-Dallas district in the thirty-sixth,
thirty-seventh and thirty-eight general assemblies. Became
law partner of the late Judge Applegate in 1886. Judge
Applegate retired from the firm a few years later and became
district judge. For more than forty years thereafter the
business of the law firm was carried on in the name of John W.
Foster, and he is now associated with his son, Carl S. Foster,
in the law firm of Foster and Foster. Has been largely
interested in farming and banking. Was appointed a member of
the State Board of Assessment and Review by Governor Hammill,
July 15th, 1929, and re-appointed by Governor Clyde Herring,
July 1st, 1923. A republican.
LOUIS E. RODDEWIG, DAVENPORT. - Member of
State Board of Assessment and Review, was born March 4, 1880,
in Davenport, Iowa, where he has made his home continuously.
Attended State University of Iowa, graduating with degree of
LL.B. in June, 1906, elected police magistrate 1906 and served
until 1916. Elected mayor of city of Davenport and served
from April, 1924, to April, 1928. Practiced law in Davenport,
Iowa, for the past twenty-seven years. Member of American Bar
association; Iowa State Bar association and Scott County Bar
association. While at the university was a member of Phi
Delta Phi legal fraternity and the Phi Delta Theta fraternal
society. Other affiliations, Knight Templar, Scottish Rite
Mason, Shrine, Knights of Pythias, B. P. O. Elks, Moose,
Eagles, and member of Episcopal church. Appointed to the
State Board of Assessment and Review by Governor Herring, July
1, 1933, for a six-year term. A democrat.
GEORGE T. BAKER, DAVENPORT. - Member of State
Board of Education, was born, July 9, 1857, on a farm in Iowa
county, Iowa. He was educated in teh district schools of
Iowa, Hall's school for boys, at Ellington, Conn., McClain's
academy at Iowa City, and the State University of Iowa. He
remained one year at the state university and then completed
four years of special work in civil engineering at Cornell
University, Ithaca, class of 1879. During the years from
1879 to 1889 he was engaged in railway location, construction
and maintenance work, after which he was chief engineer for
the high bridges built across the Mississippi river at
Muscatine and Clinton, and consulting engineer of the high
bridge at Winona, Minn. From 1892 until January, 1910, he was
engaged in general construction work on railways, paving,
sewerage, water works, and heavy building construction.
Served as a member of the general assembly in the
twenty-sixth regular and special session, was elected mayor of
the city of Davenport in 1898, serving two years, and was
delegate0at-large to the democratic national convention in
1900. Member State Board of Education since 1909. A
democrat. ESKIL. C. CARLSON, DES MOINES. - Member of the
State Board of Education, was born in 1885. LL.B. 1908 Drake
University law school; LL.M. 1909 Yale University law school.
Practiced alone, Des Moines, Iowa, 1909-1910. Legal
department, city of Des Moines, assistant solicitor,
1910-1914; solicitor, 1914-1916. Municipal judge, Des Moines,
Iowa, 1916-1918. A. E. F. - Y. M. C. A. 1918-1919.
Solicitor, city of Des Moines, 1926-1928. Lecturer, A. I. B.
Des Moines chapter, 1920-1923; subject, banks and banking.
Instructor in law, Drake University law school, since 1920;
subject, practice court. member, American Bar association,
Iowa State Bar association, Polk County Bar association.
President, Des Moines Y. M. C. A.: president, Iowa
conference Lutheran brotherhood; secretary, Brotherhood of
Augustana Synod; member, finance committee, Augustana Synod.
Member, general board, national council Y. M. C. A. Firm,
Lappen, Carlson & Clarke, since 1931. A republican.
ANNA B. LAWTHER, DUBUQUE. -Member of State
Board of Education, born in Dubuque, Iowa, the daughter of
William Lawther and Annie Elizabeth (Bell) Lawther. Her
grandparents were among the earliest settlers of the state.
Received early education in public schools of Dubuque and
prepared for college at Miss Stevens' school, Germantown, Pa.
Received her bachelor of arts degree from Bryn Mawr college
college in 1897. The year following her graduation she became
assistant bursar of Bryn Mawr college. From 1904 to 1905 she
was the warden of Marion Hall, Bryn Mawr college, and from
1907 to 1912 she was the secretary of Bryn Mawr college.
During the campaign for equal suffrage in the spring of 1916,
Miss Lawther was the chairman of the Dubuque County Equal
Suffrage league and in the autumn of the same year was elected
president of the Iowa Equal Suffrage association and was twice
re-elected to that position. She was a member of the state
council of defense during the war. When presidential suffrage
was granted to the women of Iowa by the thirty-eight general
assembly, Miss Lawther was made the democratic national
committeewoman for Iowa. Was sent as a delegate to the
democratic national convention at San Francisco in 1920, and
to the democratic national convention in New York City in
1924. Miss Lawther was an alumnae director of Bryn Mawr
college from 1923 to 1928. A democrat.
JOSEPH H. ANDERSON, THOMPSON. - Member of the
State Board of Education, was born in Winnebago county, Iowa.
Received his education in the rural schools of his home
county and in the Iowa State Teachers College at Cedar Falls,
from which institution he graduated in 1898. For two years
after graduation he was principal of the schools at Fairbank,
Iowa. Since that time he has been engaged in farming except
from January 1, 1905, to January 1, 1913, during which time he
was clerk of the district court. Was elected to the
legislature in 1914 and served continuously in the house until
1923, being speaker of the house in the fortieth and fortieth
extra general assemblies. Appointed by Governor Turner member
of the state board of education in 1931. A republican.
HARRY M. NEAS, SIGOURNEY. - Member of the
State Board of Education, was born in Sigourney, Iowa,
September 1, 1883, the son of A. M. and Mary Mackey Neas. He
was educated in the Sigourney public schools, and graduated
from the state university law school in 1906, and has since
been associated with his father in the retail lumber business.
He was one of the organizers and first president of the
Sigourney library board. Served twelve years as a member and
seven years as president of the Sigourney board of education
and one term as a member of the Keokuk county board of
education. Two terms as the sixth district member of the
republican state central committee. Married Byril M. Jones,
of Oskaloosa, Iowa, and he has one daughter, Gertrude Edith.
Appointed to State Board of Education in 1931 by Governor
Turner. A republican.
THOMAS W. KEENAN, SHENANDOAH. - Member of the
State Board of Education, was born on farm near Batesville,
Ohio, March 3rd, 1875. Graduated from Batesville high school
1890, and from Northern Indiana Normal School, Valparalso,
Indiana, B. S. degree, 1897. Taught mathematics Lincoln
Normal University, Lincoln, Nebraska, 1897-1898, and at
Shenandoah, Iowa, 1899-1904. During this time studied law and
was admitted to the bar in 1904 and has practiced law in
Shenandoah ever since then. Served in France with Y. M. C. A.
October, 1918, to May, 1919. Delegate democratic national
convention, New York City, 1924. Member State Board of
Education since July 1st, 1931. A democrat.
S. GALVIN, HAMPTON. - Member of the State
Board of Education, was born in Marion county, Iowa, August 7,
1878, the oldest son of J. A. and Margaret Haynes Galvin.
Attended country schools in Marion and Calhoun counties,
graduated Knoxville (Iowa) high school 1897. Attended
Northern Illinois Normal School (Dixon, Ill.) and Highland
Park College, Des Moines. Married Ethel Craig, of Knoxville,
in 1899. Has two children, Ruth and Richard. Started
business career as stenographer and accountant for the Iowa
Pipe & Tile Co., Des Moines, in 1899, and with the exception
of three years as assistant manager of the John Deere Plow Co.
of Moline, has been in the clay products business continuously
since 1899. Has been secretary and general manager of the
Sheffield (Iowa) Brick & Tile Co. since 1923. Was the
democratic nominee for the office of State Railroad
Commissioner in 1928. Is a member of the Masonic fraternity,
the Christian Science Church and the Hampton Rotary Club. Is
chairman of the FRanklin county democratic central committee
and chairman of the executive committee of the Iowa
Manufacturers Association. Was appointed by Gov. John Hammill
to succeed Claude R. Porter as a member of the State Board of
Education in 1929 for the term expiring June 30, 1931.
Reappointed by Gov. Clyde L. Herring for a six-year term
beginning July 1, 1933. A democrat.
HENRY C. SHULL, SIOUX CITY. - Member of the
State Board of Education, was born January 16, 1892, at Sioux
City, Iowa, son of Deloss Carlton and Frances Edith Shull.
Was educated in Sioux City public schools and graduated from
the Sioux City central high school in June, 1910. Collegiate
education University of Chicago (Ph.D. 1914). Legal education
Harvard Law School and University of Chicago Law School (J.D.
1916). Practiced law in Sioux City, Iowa, since June, 1916,
except for two years in the United States navy during the
World War. Now a member of the law firm of Shull & Stilwill.
Married in August, 1921, to Alice Lincoln, Alton, Iowa. A
member of the American Legion, the Masonic fraternity, and the
First Baptist church. A member of the Iowa State Bar
Association and American Bar Association. Appointed to the
State Board of Education by Governor Hammill in March, 1925,
to fill out the unexpired term to July 1, 1925, of Charles R.
Brenton, deceased, and the long term, July 1, 1925, to July 1,
1931. Re-appointed July 1, 1933, by Governor Herring. A
CORA E. SIMPSON, DECORAH. - Member of the
State Board of Education, was born at Lansing, daughter of
Chas. Carrol and Sarah Bates, one of the pioneer families of
northeastern Iowa. Moved to Decorah with her parents when a
young girl and has made this city her home all her life
except for a few years in Spokane, where her husband died.
She is a graduate of Decorah high school, was a student at
the State University of Iowa and later studied voice in
Chicago. She taught several years in Decorah public schools
and has always kept superintendent's office and in recent
years has been one of the judges for the rural contests. For
many years served as vice-chairman of the democratic central
committee. A member of the D. A. R., Ladies of the G. A. R.
and Rebekah Lodge. She has one daughter, Mrs. L. W. Buckton.
WILLIAM G. NOTH, DES MOINES. - Member of the
Finance Committee of the State Board of Education, was born in
Davenport, Iowa, and resided there continuously until his
appointment as a member of the finance committee of the Iowa
State Board of Education in 1931. Educated in public and
commercial schools of Davenport; trained in banking and
associated with different banks there. Was elected clerk of
the district court for a period of two years; and city
treasurer of Davenport for eight years. Served in the World
War. A democrat.
W. H. GEMMILL, DES MOINES. - Secretary of the
State Board of Education, was born in Ontario, Canada, March
14, 1871. In September of that year his parents moved to
Keokuk county, Iowa, and settled on a farm near South English.
He attended the rural schools and graduated from the South
English high school in 1889. He entered the Iowa State
college at Ames and graduated in November, 1894, with the
degree of bachelor of science. During these years, he taught
several terms in country schools. He has taken about two
years of advanced study in education, history and economics in
Highland Park college, Drake university and Des Moines
college. He was principal of schools at Gibson, Iowa, two and
one-half years; county superintendent of Keokuk county four
years; superintendent of schools at Dallas Center 1901 to
1911, and superintendent of the Carroll schools 1914 to 1917,
and resigned to become secretary of the board of education.
He was married in 1895 to Birdie D. Richards. They have four
children, Agnes, John, Helen and Iva. A republican.
WILLIAM R. BOYD, CEDAR RAPIDS. - Chairman of
the Finance Committee of the Board of Education, is a native
of Iowa, having been born in Lisbon, Linn county, May 19,
1864. His boyhood was spent in Tipton, Iowa, where he
attended the public schools. He was graduated from the
college of liberal arts of the State University in June, 1889,
having earned his way by teaching school and clerking in a
store. He was principal of the school at Mechanicsville,
Iowa, two years. He was editor of the Tipton Advertiser two
years, editor and associate editor of the Cedar Rapids
Republican sixteen years. Mr. Boyd served as postmaster of
Cedar Rapids from 1899 to 1909, resigning this office to
accept his present position. He has long been interested in
educational matters, and was for several years a member of the
board of trustees of Coe college, and for a time lecturer on
political economy in that institution. Mr. Boyd is a director
of the American Trust and Savings Bank, and president of the
Perpetual Savings and Loan association, both located in Cedar
Rapids. Member board of trustees Cornell College, Mt. Vernon.
CHARLES B. MURTAGH, ALGONA. - State
Comptroller, was born at Waverly, Bremer county, Iowa,
November 14, 1881, the son of James X. and Mercy L. Murtagh.
Moved to Shell Rock, Butler county, Iowa, in April, 1884, and
graduated from high school there in 1898. Moved to Kossuth
county in April, 1899k, where for one year was bookkeeper and
assistant in Fenton State Bank. Moved to Ringsted in Emmet
county in 1900, where he was first cashier and later president
of Ringsted State Bank for many years. While at Ringsted he
served on the town council and as mayor. Was also elected
state representative from Emmet county and served in the 34the
general assembly. Moved to Algona in Kossuth county in March,
1912, and for more than fifteen years was cashier of the
County Savings Bank. He is president of Kossuth County
Agricultural Society. He was married in 1904 to Edna R.
Cratty. They have five children: Helen, wife of T. C.
Hutchison, living at Iowa City, Iowa; Ann, wife of Mell A.
Peterson, living at Bremerton, Washington; James, of
Washington, D. C.' and Betty and Jean at home. A democrat.
CHARLES H. GRAHL, DES MOINES. - Adjutant
General, was born in Council Bluffs, Iowa, September 23, 1894.
Attended public schools in Council Bluffs and Des Moines,
graduating from west high school, Des Moines, Iowa, in 1913.
Enlisted in company "B," 3rd Iowa infantry June 24, 1916.
Served overseas with 168th infantry. Appointed 2nd
lieutenant, infantry, July 9, 1918. Served overseas from
November 14, 1917, to June 27, 1919. Appointed captain,
infantry, Iowa National Guard, March 29, 1921. Resigned July
25, 1921. Appointed captain, infantry, Iowa National Guard,
January 7, 1925. Promoted lieutenant colonel, adjutant
general's department, July 5, 1927, and assigned to the state
staff, Iowa National Guard, as assistant Adjutant General.
Promoted to brigadier general, Adjutant General's department,
and appointed Adjutant General of Iowa, January 16, 1932.
Married June 12, 1923, to Mary Magdaline Phillips and has two
sons, Charles Phillips and Robert Louis. Member of Argonne
post, American legion and the service men's club of Des
J. H. HENDERSON. - Commerce Counsel, born in
1848 in Warren county, Iowa, on the present site of the town
of Ackworth, and has ever since resided in Warren county.
Received his education in the public schools and in college
at Indianola. Admitted to practice law, 1870. Secretary of
the board of trustees of Simpson college from 1869 until 1919,
during which time was and is now a member of the board of
trustees of that institution. Delegate to the republican
national convention in 1904. Elected as circuit judge to fill
vacancy in 1885. Elected district judge of the fifth judicial
district in 1886. Re-elected in 1890, and again in 1894.
Resigned January 1, 1896. In 1901 formed a partnership with
his son and continued the practice of law under the firm name
of Henderson and Henderson until his appointment as commerce
counsel July 1, 1911. Re-appointed 1915, 1919 and 1923. Term
ended July 1, 1927. Re-appointed April 1, 1928, to fill
vacancy, term ending July 1, 1931. Re-appointed and confirmed
for term beginning July 1, 1931. Member of the Methodist
church; the Odd Fellows; Masons; Knight Templars; the
Consistory; Des Moines club; and Professional Men's club. A
D. W. BATES, ALBIA. - Superintendent of
Banking, was born January 16, 1873; raised on a farm and
attended the grade public schools. On April 13, 1893, he
entered the law office of L. T. Richmond in Albia, Iowa, where
he studied law for three years, during which period he taught
18 months in the country schools. On May 13, 1896, he was
admitted to the bar. On January 1, 1897, he was appointed
deputy clerk of district court, Monroe county, Iowa. On
February 8, 1899, he was appointed clerk of courts and served
until January 1, 1901. In January, he entered the practice of
law. In 1908, he was elected county attorney of Monroe
county, Iowa, and served six years. Engaged in banking
business in 1906, and has been connected with the business
since that time acting as executive officer of the
institutions with which he was connected. Acted as director
of state banks under S. F. 111 from January 23, 1933, until
July 1, when he became Superintendent of Banking, under an
appointment from Governor Herring. A democrat.
EDWARD W. CLARK. - Commissioner of Insurance,
former senator from the forty-third district, including Cerro
Gordo, Franklin and Hancock counties from 1928 to 1931. born
in Villisca, Iowa. Lived afterwards in Mason City. Veteran
of the Spanish-American War and World War.. Married. a
WALTER L. BIERRING, DES MOINES. -
Commissioner of Health, was born in Davenport, Iowa, July 15,
1868, of Danish parentage. Education: Davenport high
school. University of Iowa graduate of medicine in 1892.
Graduate studies Heidelberg, Vienna and Pasteur institute in
Paris 1892-93-94-95-96 and 1901. Professor of pathology and
bacteriology State University of Iowa 1893-1903. Professor of
medicine, State University of Iowa, 1903-1910. Professor of
medicine, Drake University, 1910-1913. President Iowa State
Board of Health and Board of Medical Examiners 1913-21.
President Iowa State Medical Society, 1908. President-elect.
American Medical Association, 1933. Appointed Commissioner
of Health by Governor Herring, July, 1933.
BURGESS WILSON GARRETT, LEON. - Clerk of the
Supreme Court, was born on a farm in Van Buren county, Iowa,
February 24, 1872. When a small child his parents moved to
Davis county, and later, to Decatur county. Mr. Garrett was
educated in the public schools, Simpson college and St. Joseph
university, from which institution he graduated. He taught
school for a number of years, being principal of the Decatur
high school. Has been chairman of the county central
committee; member of the senatorial and congressional
committees. He was pardon secretary under Governor Cummins.
Served in that capacity until July 4, 1907, when he became
the first secretary of the board of parole. He resigned to
become a candidate for the office he now holds. During his
first term the office was made appointive; he has been five
times appointed by the supreme court and is now serving his
sixth term. Was temporary chairman of the republican state
convention in 1916. Was temporary and permanent chairman of
the state judicial convention in 1928. Presided over a great
convention of his church in Kansas City in October, 1928. A
CHARLES DUMAS O'DONNELL, DES MOINES. -
Superintendent of Printing and ex-officio Secretary of the
State Printing Board, was born in St. Louis, Missouri, and at
an early age became a resident of Iowa. Graduated from St.
Ambrose Academy, and then became a disciple of the "art
preservative of arts," i. e., a printer. Was employed on
weekly and daily newspapers and in the office of the state
printer as proofreader for a number of years, later as
superintendent of a commercial and book publishing plant, and
in recent years as manager and proprietor of a printing
office. His interest in public affairs was largely manifested
by activities in connection with the democratic party
organization, having acted for many years as precinct
committeeman, delegate to practically all county conventions
for more than twenty years; a similar record for state
conventions, and has participated in five national democratic
conventions. Is an amateur gardener, and has served as
president of the Midwest Peony and Iris Society. During the
World War was volunteer K. of C. secretary at Camp Dodge. Is
a charter member of the Ursa Major Society, a member of the
Knights of Columbus, the Elks, and the Typographical Union. A
F. R. WHITE. - Chief Engineer of the Iowa
State Highway Commission, was born May 21, 1884, near Seima,
Van Buren county, Iowa. Graduated from Keosauqua high school
in 1902. Graduated from the civil engineering department,
Iowa State College, in 1907. Served as rodman and
instrumentman on the Key West extension of the Florida East
Coast Railroad from June, 1907, to February, 1908. Served as
inspector on highway bridge construction under the Iowa State
Highway Commission from July, 1908, to December, 1910, and
from June to August, 1911. Served as instrumentman and chief
or party on drainage surveys under the Morgan Engineering
Company of Memphis, Tennessee, from December, 1910, to May,
1911. Served as field engineer, Iowa State Highway
Commission, August, 1911, to March, 1915. Served as road
engineer, Iowa State Highway Commission, March, 1915, to
April, 1919. Served as Chief Engineer of the Iowa State
Highway Commission, April, 1919, to the present time. In 1923
vice-president, and in 1924 president of the American
Association of State Highway Officials. From 1924 to date,
member executive council American Association of State Highway
Officials. On October 31, 1912, married Miss Mary M. DeHart
of Keosauqua and has two children, Margaret and James.
ULYSSES GRANT WHITNEY. - Reporter of the
Supreme Court and Code Editor, was born July 10, 1864, on a
farm near Union, Iowa. Was admitted to the bar in June, 1890.
Was county attorney in Woodbury county for ten years. Was a
member of the thirty-fourth and thirty-fifth general
assemblies from Woodbury county. Was appointed by the judges
of the supreme court to his present position in 1914. Was a
member of the Iowa code commission in 1919.
A. B. FUNK. - Iowa Industrial Commissioner,
was born in Adams county, Illinois, January 12, 1854. Came to
Hamilton county, Iowa, in 1865. Identified with the Spirit
Lake Beacon for thirty-five years. Established the Enterprise
at Flandreau, Dakota, in 1878. In 1879 elected first mayor of
Flandreau, and returning to Spirit Lake, was in the same year
chosen as its first mayor. Postmaster at Spirit Lake, 1882-5.
Delegate to republican national convention in 1884. State
senator 1888-1900, and for three sessions was president pro
tempore and chairman of ranking committee. President capitol
improvement commission by appointment of Governor Cummins.
For six years vice-president of state board of education
under two appointments by Governor Carroll. Resigned to
accept present position upon resignation of Hon. Warren Garst,
January 1, 1916, by appointment of Governor Clarke.
Re-appointed by Governors Harding, Hammill and Turner. A
FRANK E. WENIG, SPENCER. - Labor Commissioner,
was born November 5, 1887, at New Albin, Iowa. When he was
sixteen months of age, his parents, Jacob and Henrietta Wenig,
moved to Inwood in Lyon county. He received his education in
the public schools there and since 1907 has been employed by
the Milwaukee railroad. Served overseas during the World War
and has been post commander of the American Legion at Spencer,
district commander and state vice-commander. Married and has
two children: Ralph and Carolyn. He has been a member of the
Brotherhood of Locomotive Firemen and Engineers for twenty-six
years and has served on state labor legislative committees as
well as being delegate to many labor conventions. Elected as
a state representative from Clay county in 1932 and was
appointed Labor Commissioner by Governor Herring during the
session of the forty-fifth general assembly. A democrat.
JOHN WILLIAM STROHM. - State Fire Marshal, was
born in Clinton county, Iowa, July 16, 1887. He received his
education in the Lyons public schools, and commenced his
political career in 1914, when he was elected county recorder,
serving in that office two terms. In 1918, elected county
auditor, and at the time of his appointment to the office of
fire marshal was serving his fifth consecutive term as
auditor. Is married. Affiliated with the Independent Order
of Odd Fellows, the Masonic Lodge, the DeMolay Consistory No.
1, A. A. S. R., and of the Order of the Mystic Shrine.
ROSS EWING, DES MOINES. - Secretary of the
State Executive Council, was born in Ganger, Iowa. Married
Winifred Kiester, Des Moines, September 15, 1920, who passed
away October 12, 1925. Has one daughter, Phyllis Ann, 11
years old. Associated with Herring Motor Company for ten
years, and with Herring-Wissler company six years as auditor
and office manager. Member of Masonic Lodge.
JOHNSON BRIGHAM, DES MOINES. - State
Librarian, was born in Cherry Valley, New York, March 11,
1846. Educated at Hamilton College and Cornell University,
class of 1870. Received degree of doctor of literature from
Drake University, Des Moines, in 1923. Editor, Cornell Era,
1869; editor, Cedar Rapids Republican, 1882-1892; U. S. consul
at Aix la Chapelle, Germany, 1893; editor and publisher
Midland Monthly, Des Moines, 1894-1899; State Librarian of
Iowa since 1898; chairman Iowa Library Commission since 1900;
vice-president Farm Property Insurance Company, Des Moines;
Iowa director of War Service Commission, American Library
Association, 1917-1918. Author of An Old Man's Idyll, 1905:
The Banker in Literature, 1910; History of Des Moines, 1911; A
Library in the Making, 1912; Life of James Harian, State
Historical Society, 1913; Iowa - Its History and Its Foremost
Citizens, 1915-18; The Many-Sided Omar, 1923; The Sinclairs of
Old Fort Des Moines, a historical novel, 1927; Individuality
in Letters from Queen Elizabeth to Queen Anne, 1933.
Contributor to Century, Forum, Chautauquan, Iowa Journal of
History and Politics, Palimpsest, and many other magazines.
EDGAR RUBEY HARLAN. - Curator, son of Samuel
A. and Marinda E. (Rubey) Harian; born of Kentucky Quaker
ancestry at Spartanburg, Indiana, February 28, 1869; brought
to a farm in Cedar township, Van Buren county, Iowa, in 1873;
attended "Morris" district and Keosauque high school,
graduating 1889, and Drake University, completing the law
course with degree of LL.B., A.M.; admitted to the bar June,
1896; practiced law at Keosauqua ten years, serving as county
attorney 1898-1902; appointed by Charles Aldrich assistant
curator of the historical department of Iowa, 1907; acting
curator after death of Mr. Aldrich, March, 1908, until
appointed curator by Governor Carroll, October 1, 1909;
elected curator by board of trustees, June, 1913; honorary
member Iowa chapter, American Institute of Architects:
honorary member National Sculpture society; member American
Historical association; a founder and member of board of
directors. Mississippi Valley Historical association; member
and secretary Iowa Flag commission; member and secretary
Allison Memorial commission; member Iowa Board of
Conservation, Plant Life commission; member and director Des
Moines Fine Arts association; member American Civic
association and delegate to Germany, France and England, tour
WILLIAM J. CASEY, KNOXVILLE. - Member of the
State Printing Board, was born in Cambridge, Ohio, Aug. 28,
1861, only child of James K. and Hannah J. Casey. In 1867 the
family removed to Knoxville, Iowa. Learned the printer's
trade and worked at the case until in 1884, when he and the
late Frank Steunenberg, afterward governor of Idaho, leased
the Marion County Express, which they changed to Knoxville
Express, and of which Mr. Casey has continued as editor to
this time. Mr. Casey married Lena D. Parks, June 15, 1887,
and they are the parents of three sons. James C. and William
D. are associated with their father in the publication of the
Express; John H. is associate professor of journalism in the
University of Oklahoma. Mr. Casey was delegate from the
capital district to the democratic national convention of
1912; a delegate-at-large in 1920 and again a delegate from
the district in the Madison Square Garden convention of 1924.
He was postmaster of Knoxville, 1915-1923. A democrat.
JOHN I. LONG, MISSOURI VALLEY. - Member of
the State Printing Board, was born in Dubuque county November
7, 1870. Newspaper publisher at Missouri Valley in Dubuque
county November 7, 1870. Newspaper publisher at Missouri
Valley since 1922. Married, six children and wife all living.
Veteran of Spanish-American War. Appointed to present
position by Governor Turner, July 1, 1932. A republican.