Browse Items (43 total) for Governors of Iowa

Bourke B. Hickenlooper, a Linn County republican, was born in Blockton, Iowa on July 21, 1896. He was the son of Nathan O. and Margaret A. Hickenlooper both of whom were born in Taylor County, Iowa. He was a graduate of the Iowa State University…

Robert D. Blue, an Eagle Grove republican, was the son of Donald and Myrtle E. Blue. Governor Blue was born in Eagle Grove, Wright County, Iowa on September 24, 1898. He graduated from Eagle Grove High School, attended Iowa State College in Ames,…

New Virginia, Iowa Republican William S. Beardsley, son of William and Carrie Shane Beardsley, was born in Beacon, Iowa on May 13, 1901. He attended public school at Birmingham, Iowa and graduated from Birmingham High School and the Bowen Institute…

Leo Elthon was Governor of Iowa from November 21, 1954 to January 13, 1955. Elthon had been elected Lieutenant Governor in 1953, and filled the unexpired term of Governor William S. Beardsley, who died in office. Elthon attended the Augsburg…

Leo A. Hoegh, a republican from Chariton, Iowa, was born in Audubon County, Iowa on March 30th, 1908. He received his early education in the public schools of Elkhorn, Iowa and attended the University of Iowa, receiving a B.A. degree in 1929 and a…

Herschel C. Loveless, Iowa's thirty-fourth governor, was born in Hedrick, Iowa on May 5, 1911. After graduating from Ottumwa High School at the age of 16, Loveless worked on a farm for a year after graduation before gaining employment for most of the…

Norman A. Erbe was born October 25, 1919 in Boone, Iowa, the youngest of six children of the Rev. Otto L. and Louise J. Erbe. Norman attended the Lutheran Parochial School, Boone High School and the University of Iowa until 1941, when ordered to…

Harold E. Hughes, a democrat, was born in Ida Grove, Iowa on February 10, 1922. He was the youngest son of Lewis C. and Etta E. Hughes. Lewis was an Ida Grove florist for many years. He graduated from Ida Grove High School in 1940 and was the state…

Robert D. Ray was born on September 26, 1928 in Des Moines, Iowa., the son of Clark and Mildren Ray.Ray graduated from Roosevelt High School in Des Moines where he was captin of the Basketball team. After graduation, he served in Japan with the…

Terry E. Branstad, a Republican from Lake Mills, Iowa, was Iowa's 39th Governor and the youngest in the nation. He was born in Winnebago County on November 17, 1946, the son of Rita And Edward Branstad of Forest City. He grew up on the family's…