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1955-1957, Leo A. Hoegh


1955-1957, Leo A. Hoegh



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 J.D. degree in 1932. Hoegh entered the practice of law in Chariton, Iowa in 1933. Iin 1936 he was married to Mary Louise Foster and they had two daughters, Kristin and Janis. He was the state representative of Lucas County, Iowa from 1937 to 1942 and he was a member of the Methodist Church, the Knights of Pythias, the Rotary Club, the Independent Order of Odd Fellows, the Elks Club, Delta Theta Phi, and was the past national secretary of Pi Kappa Alpha and the past president of the Chariton Rotary Club and the Chamber of Commerce and was also the Commander of the Chariton American Legion Post. Hoegh served four years in US Army during WWII attaining the rank of Lieutenant Colonel. He was appointed Attorney General by Governor William S. Beardsley on February 9, 1953 to fill the unexpired term of Robert L. Larson. Leo A. Hoegh was inaugurated as Governor of Iowa on January 13, 1955.


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Iowa Official Register.


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