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Robert Kingman GOODWIN


Posted By: SMC (email)
Date: 8/11/2004 at 19:35:03

GOODWIN, Robert Kingman, a Representative from Iowa; born in Des Moines, Iowa, May 23, 1905; attended the public schools; was graduated from Drake University, Des Moines, Iowa, in 1928 and later attended the law school of George Washington University, Washington, D.C.; moved to Redfield, Dallas County, Iowa, in 1929 and engaged in the brick and tile manufacturing business and farming 1934-1949; mayor of Redfield, Iowa, 1938-1940; delegate to the Republican State conventions in 1936 and 1938; vice president of the Dallas County Farm Bureau in 1939 and 1940; elected as a Republican to the Seventy-sixth Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Cassius C. Dowell and served from March 5, 1940, to January 3, 1941; was not a candidate for renomination in 1940; director of the Central National Bank & Trust Co., 1941-1965; commissioned a lieutenant in the United States Naval Reserve in June 1942 and served until November 2, 1945; delegate to the Republican National Convention in 1952; member of the Republican National Committee 1952-1956; civilian aide to the Secretary of the Army 1952-1956; trustee and vice president of Herbert Hoover Foundation, Inc.; resumed his manufacturing business; was a resident of Des Moines, Iowa, until his death in Rochester, Minn., February 21, 1983; interment in Resthaven, Des Moines, Iowa.


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