Iowa History Project
Iowa State Senators
Iowa Official Register 1927-1928
Senator from the forty-seventh district comprising Palo
Alto, Kossuth, Emmet, Clay and Dickinson counties, was
born in 1892 in Wright county, Iowa. Moved to Tama county
two years later where he was raised and educated in the
country schools of north Tama county at Dinsdale. Was
graduated from the Traer high school and from the Iowa
State college in 1915. Member of the Gamma Sigma Delta
honorary agricultural fraternity. since 1915 has been
active in operating from one to five farms and has given
much time to farm organization activities. Served as
county agent in Cherokee county in 1918 and as president
of the Tama county farm bureau in 1919. Moved to Palo Alto
county in 1920 to operate a seven hundred acre farm.
Served as president of the Palo Alto county farm bureau
from 1921 to 1925. Member of the school board and
cooperative elevator board. Chairman of the republican
county committee. Elected to the state senate in 1924.
Married October 20, 1915, to S. Edith McMillan of Traer
and has four children, three boys and one girl. Member of
the Masonic lodge and the Congregational church.