Pieces of Iowa’s Past, February 20, 2013

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Pieces of Iowa’s Past, published by the Iowa State Capitol Tour Guides weekly during the legislative session, features historical facts about Iowa, the Capitol, and the early workings of state government. All historical publications are reproduced here with the actual spelling, punctuation, and grammar retained. THIS WEEK: Walnut Street Extension, Des Moines, Iowa BACKGROUND: 55TH IOWA GENERAL ASSEMBLY The Fifty-fifth Iowa General Assembly convened January 12 and adjourned April 29, 1953—a 108-day session. The Senate had 46 Republican and four Democratic members. In the House of Representatives, there were 105 Republican and seven Democratic members. Leo Elthon was the Lieutenant Governor presiding over the Senate. William Lynes was Speaker of the House. William Beardsley was Governor. Beardsley was inaugurated for his first term at the age of 47 on January 13, 1949. Iowa’s population at the 1950 census was 2,621,073.

Item Type: Departmental Report
Keywords: State Capital, Tour Guide Staff, Tours, History of Iowa, State Government
Subjects: History and culture
History and culture > History of Iowa
State government
ID Code: 15417
Deposited By: Margaret Barr
Deposited On: 02 Dec 2013 19:30
Last Modified: 02 Dec 2013 19:30
URI: https://publications.iowa.gov/id/eprint/15417