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Iowa: State Senate


Members of the Iowa State Senate, 1846-2002 (May be incomplete!)

Events and Candidates (may be incomplete!)

  • 1908: John Hammill (Rep), elected.
  • 1914 Nov 3: Joe R. Frailey (Rep), elected; J. P. Cruikshank, defeated; W. B. Roberts, defeated.
  • 1916 Nov 7: George W. Ball, elected; S. H. Bauman, defeated; R. D. Tobin, defeated. James M. Wilson, elected; S. A. Stuckey, defeated; I. S. McCrillis, defeated. Karl M. LeCompte (Rep), elected; Joseph E. Doze (Dem), defeated; Joshua Clark, defeated. James A. Stephenson (Dem), elected; Scott Skinner (Rep), defeated. Ben J. Gibson (Rep), elected unopposed.
  • 1914 Nov 3: H. I. Foskett, elected; I. G. Scott, defeated; F. P. Spencer, defeated; James Davison, defeated.
  • 1926: Arch W. McFarlane (Rep), elected.
  • 1934: Sam D. Goetsch, elected.
  • 1938: Harold Teachout (Dem), defeated.
  • 1940: De Vere Watson (Rep), elected.
  • 1944: De Vere Watson (Rep), elected.
  • 1948 Nov 2: Alden L. Doud (Rep), elected unopposed. Sherman West (Dem), elected; W. R. Fimmen (Rep), defeated. P. W. McMurry (Rep), elected; Joe W. Kridelbaugh (Dem), defeated. X. T. Prentis (Rep), elected unopposed. Ernest L. Humbert (Rep), elected unopposed. O. N. Hultman (Rep), elected unopposed. Lloyd Van Patten (Rep), elected unopposed. A. Earl Augustine (Dem), elected; G. R. Draper (Rep), defeated. F. M. Roberts (Dem), elected; Hugh W. Lundy (Rep), defeated. Raymond R. Gillespie (Dem), elected; V. E. Smith (Rep), defeated. G. E. Whitehead (Rep), elected; H. R. Hefley (Dem), defeated. De Vere Watson (Rep), elected unopposed. J. M. Tudor (Rep), elected; T. E. Stimpson (Dem), defeated. J. T. Dykhouse (Rep), elected unopposed. Leroy S. Mercer (Dem), elected; D. C. Nolan (Rep), defeated. F. C. Byers (Rep), elected; D. O. Stentz (Dem), defeated. P. E. McCarville (Rep), elected; E. C. Hovey (Dem), defeated. W. Eldon Walter (Rep), elected unopposed. J. R. Hattery (Rep), elected; D. F. Horning (Dem), defeated. C. S. Van Eaton (Rep), elected; Gale Stevens (Dem), defeated. Don Risk (Rep), elected unopposed. F. E. Sharp (Rep), elected; S. E. Myers (Dem), defeated.
  • 1947 Jan 15: Rex Bateson, elected.
  • 1948 Nov 2: J. Kendall Lynes (Rep), elected unopposed.
  • 1944: Arthur H. Jacobson (Rep), elected.
  • 1948 Nov 2: Arthur H. Jacobson (Rep), elected; Lorenz Willman (Dem), defeated. Leo Elthon (Rep), elected; Ira E. Link (Dem), defeated.
  • 1940: Ralph Richard Stuart (Rep), defeated.
  • 1948 Nov 2: Herman M. Knudson (Rep), elected unopposed. E. S. Parker (Rep), elected; E. F. Kieffer (Dem), defeated. H. E. Watson (Rep), elected; W. A. Yager (Dem), defeated. R. N. Ridout (Dem), elected; D. E. Dewal (Rep), defeated.
  • 1974: Richard J. Norpel, Sr. (Dem), elected.
  • 1970 Jun 2: George L. Shawver (Rep), nominated; Emil Roloff (Rep), defeated in primary; Ray Fairholm (Rep), defeated in primary.
  • 1970 Nov 3: George L. Shawver (Rep), elected; Herbert J. Max (Dem), defeated. Alden J. Erskine (Rep), elected; Albert H. Gray (Dem), defeated; Lee E. Smith (American Independent), defeated.
  • 1970 Jun 2: J. Wesley Graham (Rep), nominated; Elmer F. Lange (Rep), defeated in primary.
  • 1970 Nov 3: J. Wesley Graham (Rep), elected; J. Ralph Rauch (Dem), defeated.
  • 1970 Jun 2: Karl Nolin (Dem), nominated unopposed, but withdrew.
  • 1970 Jun 2: Arthur A. Neu (Rep), nominated; Frank A. Crabb (Rep), defeated in primary.
  • 1970 Nov 3: Arthur A. Neu (Rep), elected; Mary Baumhover (Dem), defeated. James A. Potgeter (Rep), elected; Rocco LaValle (Dem), defeated. Rudy Van Drie (Rep), elected; Barbara A. Koerber (Dem), defeated. Francis Messerly (Rep), elected; Marvin E. Haugebak (Dem), defeated. Charles F. Balloun (Rep), elected; Ernest Groth (Dem), defeated. J. Donald Weimer (Dem), elected; Delmer Duffy (Rep), defeated.
  • 1971: Cloyd E. Robinson (Dem), elected; Jesse G. Hunter (Rep), defeated.
  • 1970 Jun 2: Tom Riley (Rep), nominated; Ernest Kosek (Rep), defeated in primary.
  • 1970 Nov 3: Tom Riley (Rep), elected; John M. Ely, Jr. (Dem), defeated. Clifton C. Lamborn (Rep), elected; John A. Holmes (Dem), defeated. John M. Walsh (Rep), elected; Andrew G. Frommelt (Rep), defeated.
  • 1970 Jun 2: Gene V. Kennedy (Dem), nominated; Adolph W. Elvers (Dem), defeated in primary.
  • 1970 Nov 3: Gene V. Kennedy (Dem), elected; Leslie C. Klink (Rep), defeated.
  • 1970 Jun 2: William E. Darrington (Rep), nominated; Thomas J. Frey (Rep), defeated in primary; Ernest L. Currie (Rep), defeated in primary.
  • 1970 Nov 3: James F. Schaben (Dem), elected; William E. Darrington (Rep), defeated.
  • 1970 Jun 2: Dan L. Johnston (Dem), nominated; Charles H. Day (Dem), defeated in primary; Ralph P. Mascaro (Dem), defeated in primary.
  • 1970 Jun 2: Reinhold O. Carlson (Rep), nominated; Henry R. Simpson (Rep), defeated in primary.
  • 1970 Nov 3: Reinhold O. Carlson (Rep), elected; Dan L. Johnston (Dem), defeated; James W. Parker (American Independent), defeated. George F. Milligan (Rep), elected; Howard C. Reppert, Jr. (Dem), defeated.
  • 1970 Jun 2: John Tapscott (Dem), nominated; Jack E. Woods (Dem), defeated in primary.
  • 1970 Nov 3: John Tapscott (Dem), elected; Joseph B. Joyce (Rep), defeated.
  • 1970 Jun 2: Martin O. O'Connor (Rep), nominated; Charles W. Dunham (Rep), defeated in primary.
  • 1970 Nov 3: Eugene M. Hill (Dem), elected; Martin O. O'Connor (Rep), defeated.
  • 1970 Jun 2: W. R. Rabedeaux (Rep), nominated; William B. Norton (Rep), defeated in primary.
  • 1970 Nov 3: W. R. Rabedeaux (Rep), elected; W. Minard Thomas (Dem), defeated. Roger J. Shaff (Rep), elected; Robert W. Burke (Dem), defeated. Edward E. Nicholson (Rep), elected unopposed.
  • 1970 Jun 2: Earl Bass (Rep), nominated; Leroy S. Miller (Rep), defeated in primary; Conrad Ossian (Rep), defeated in primary.
  • 1970 Nov 3: Earl Bass (Rep), elected; Jacky Adams (Dem), defeated.
  • 1970 Jun 2: John C. Rhodes (Rep), nominated; Glen E. Bortell (Rep), defeated in primary.
  • 1970 Nov 3: John C. Rhodes (Rep), elected; Alan Shirley (Dem), defeated; William R. Kuhns (American Independent), defeated.
  • 1970 Jun 2: Richard L. Stephens (Rep), nominated; Charles G. Mogged (Rep), defeated in primary.
  • 1970 Nov 3: Richard L. Stephens (Rep), elected; William Stammerman (Dem), defeated; Ernest Beachy (American Independent), defeated. Charles P. Miller (Dem), elected; Milton C. Titus (Rep), defeated. Gene W. Glenn (Dem), elected; Russell W. Harper (Rep), defeated; Phil Darner (American Independent), defeated. Wilson L. Davis (Rep), elected; Adrian Brinck (Dem), defeated.
  • 1982 Nov 2: Milo Colton (Dem), elected; Clarence S. Carney (Rep), defeated. Donald V. Doyle (Dem), elected; Elvie Dreeszen (Rep), defeated. Douglas Ritsema (Rep), elected; Gary DeYoung, defeated. Arne Waldstein (Rep), elected; Tom Grau (Dem), defeated. Lee Holt (Rep), elected; Dick Kibbie (Dem), defeated. C. Joseph Coleman (Dem), elected; Dave Jones (Rep), defeated. Ray Taylor (Rep), elected; Darlene Riggs (Dem), defeated. John W. Jensen (Rep), elected unopposed. Thomas A. Lind (Rep), elected; Frank Alexander (Dem), defeated. Arthur L. Gratias (Rep), elected; Gary Bernau (Dem), defeated. Dale L. Tieden (Rep), elected unopposed. Joe J. Welsh (Dem), elected unopposed. Norman J. Goodwin (Rep), elected; Patrick Leo Mullen (Dem), defeated. Patrick J. Deluhery (Dem), elected; Gloria Grilk (Rep), defeated. Arthur A. Small (Dem), elected; Phillip E. Jacks (Rep), defeated. Hurley W. Hall (Dem), elected; Harvey W. Fascher (Rep), defeated.
  • 1988 Nov 8: Paul Pate, elected.
  • 1982 Nov 2: Wally E. Horn (Dem), elected; Robert M. L. Johnson (Rep), defeated. Joe Brown (Dem), elected; Donald L. Kirkpatrick (Rep), defeated. Jack Rife (Rep), elected; Michael E. Brown (Dem), defeated; Otto Nealson, defeated. Lowell L. Junkins (Dem), elected unopposed. Don E. Gettings (Dem), elected; Sam Yenger (Rep), defeated.
  • 1992 Nov 3: Paul Pate, elected.
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