Robert H. Renken

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State Representative
Republican
Bills & Committees
Farmer
Grundy
76
01/09/1995 - 01/12/1997
21

Birth: September 25, 1922, Grundy County. Parents: Renke H. and Bertha Renken. Education: Graduated Grundy Center High School. Military service: U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II. Spouse: Patricia Ann Cavanaugh. Children: 1 son, Jeff. Profession and Activities: Livestock-grain farmer. Former zone manager, International Harvester Co., Portland, Oregon. Past state commander, Iowa Department of American Veterans of World War II and Korea. National executive committee member and chair, AMVETS National Americanism Council. Past president, Grundy County Farm Bureau. Served on Grundy County Zoning Commission, Zoning Board of Adjustment, Farmers Home Administration Board, and Veteran Affairs Commission. Grundy County Republican chair, 4 years. Grundy County Board of Supervisors, 3 years. Member: Lutheran Church, Farm Bureau, AMVETS, American Hereford Association, Beef Producers, and Pork Producers. Assistant Majority Leader 76th General Assembly. Elected to the House in 1979 special election. Term: Ninth.

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State Representative
Republican
Farmer
Grundy
75
01/11/1993 - 01/08/1995
21

Birth: September 25, 1922, Grundy County. Parents: Renke H. and Bertha Renken. Education: Graduated Grundy Center High School. Military service: U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II. Spouse: Patricia Ann Cavanaugh. Children: 1 son, Jeff. Activities: Livestock grain farmer. Former zone manager, International Harvester Co., Portland, Oregon. Past state commander, Iowa department of American Veterans of World War II and Korea. National executive committee member and chair, AMVETS National Americanism Council. Past president, Grundy County Farm Bureau. Served on Grundy County Zoning Commission, Zoning Board of Adjustment, Farmers Home Administration Board, and Veteran Affairs Commission. Grundy County Republican chair, 4 years. Grundy County Board of Supervisors, 3 years. Member: Lutheran Church, Farm Bureau, AMVETS, American Hereford Association, Beef Producers, and Pork Producers. Elected to the House in 1979 special election. Term: Eighth.

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State Representative
Republican
Farmer
Grundy
74
01/14/1991 - 01/10/1993
21

Birth: September 25, 1922, Grundy County. Parents: Renke H. and Bertha Renken. Education: Graduated Grundy Center High School. Military service: U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II. Spouse: Patricia Ann Cavanaugh. Children: 1 son, Jeff. Activities: Livestock grain farmer. Former zone manager, International Harvester Co., Portland, Oregon. Past state commander, Iowa department of American Veterans of World War II and Korea. National executive committee member and chair, AMVETS National Americanism Council. Past president, Grundy County Farm Bureau. Served on Grundy County Zoning Commission, Zoning Board of Adjustment, Farmers Home Administration Board, and Veteran Affairs Commission. Grundy County Republican chair, 4 years. Grundy County Board of Supervisors, 3 years. Member: Lutheran Church, Farm Bureau, AMVETS, American Hereford Association, Beef Producers, and Pork Producers. Elected to the House in 1979 special election. Term: Seventh.

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State Representative
Republican
Farmer
Grundy
73
01/09/1989 - 01/13/1991
21

Birth: September 25, 1922, Grundy County. Parents: Renke H. and Bertha Renken. Education: Graduated Grundy Center High School. Military service: U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II. Spouse: Patricia Ann Cavanaugh. Children: 1 son, Jeff. Activities: Livestock-grain farmer. Former zone manager, International Harvester Co., Portland, Oregon. Past state commander, Iowa department of American Veterans of World War II and Korea. National executive committee member and chair, AMVETS National Americanism Council. Past president, Grundy County Farm Bureau. Served on Grundy County Zoning Commission, Zoning Board of Adjustment, Farmers Home Administration Board, and Veteran Affairs Commission. Grundy County Republican chair, 4 years. Grundy County Board of Supervisors, 3 years. Member: Lutheran Church, Farm Bureau, AMVETS, American Hereford Association, Beef Producers, and Pork Producers. Elected to the House in 1979 special election. Term: Sixth.

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State Representative
Republican
Farmer
Grundy
72
01/12/1987 - 01/08/1989
21

Born in Grundy County on September 25, 1922, son of Renke H. and Bertha Renken. Graduated Grundy Center High School. Married Patricia Ann Cavanaugh. One son, Jeff. Livestock-grain farmer. Served U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II. Former zone manager, International Harvester Co., Portland, Ore. Past state commander, Iowa department of American Veterans of World War II and Korea. National executive committee member and chairman, Amvets National Americanism Council. Past president, Grundy County Farm Bureau. Served on Grundy County Zoning Commission, Zoning Board of Adjustment, Farmers Home Administration Board, and Veteran Affairs Commission. Grundy County Republican chairman, four years. Grundy County Board of Supervisors, three years. Member: Lutheran Church, Farm Bureau, Amvets, American Hereford Association, Beef Producers and Pork Producers. Elected to the House in 1979 special election. Fifth term.

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State Representative
Republican
Farmer
Grundy
71
01/14/1985 - 01/11/1987
21

Born in Grundy County on September 25, 1922, son of Renke H. and Bertha Renken. Graduated Grundy Center High School. Married Patricia Ann Cavanaugh. One son, Jeff. Livestock-grain farmer. President, Austinville Feeder Pig Corp. Served U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II. Former zone manager, International Harvester Co., Portland, Ore. Past state commander, Iowa department of American Veterans of World War II and Korea. National executive committee member and chairman, Grundy County Board of Supervisors, three years. Member: Lutheran Church, Farm Bureau, Amvets, American Hereford Association, Beef Producers and Pork Producers. Elected to the House in 1979 special election. Fourth term.

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State Representative
Republican
Farmer
Grundy
70
01/10/1983 - 01/13/1985
21

Born in Grundy County, September 25, 1922, son of Renke H. and Bertha Renken. Graduated Grundy Center High School. Married Patricia Ann Cavanaugh. One son, Jeff. Livestock-grain farmer. President, Austinville Feeder Pig Corp. Served U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II. Former zone manager, International Harvester Co., Portland, Ore. Past state commander, Iowa department of American Veterans of World War II and Korea. National executive committee member and chairman, Amvets National Americanism Council. Past president, Grundy County Farm Bureau. Served on Grundy County Zoning Commission, Zoning Board of Adjustment, Farmers Home Administration Board, and Veteran Affairs Commission. Grundy County Republican chairman, four years. Grundy County Board of Supervisors, three years. Member: Lutheran Church, Farm Bureau, Amvets, American Hereford Association, Beef Producers and Pork Producers. Elected to the House in 1979 special election. Third term.

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State Representative
Republican
Farmer
Grundy
69
01/12/1981 - 01/09/1983
38

Born in Grundy County on Sept. 25,1922, son of Renke H. and Bertha Renken. Graduated Grundy Center High School. Married Patricia Ann Cavanaugh. One son, Jeff. Livestock-grain farmer. President, Austinville Feeder Pig Corp. Served U.S. Army Air Corp during World War II. Former zone manager, International Harvester Co., Portland, Ore. Past state commander, Iowa Department of American Veterans of World War II and Korea. National executive committee member and chairman, Amvets' National Americanism Council. Past president, Grundy County Farm Bureau. Served on Grundy County Zoning Commission, Zoning Board of Adjustment, Farmers' Home Administration Board, and Veteran Affairs Commission. Grundy County Republican chairman, four years. Grundy County Board of Supervisors, three years. Member: Lutheran Church, Farm Bureau, Amvets, American Hereford Association, Beef Producers, and Pork Producers. Elected to the House in 1979 special election. Second term.

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State Representative
Republican
Farmer
Grundy
68
11/06/1979 - 01/11/1981
38

Aplington District 38 Republican Born in Grundy County on Sept. 25,1922, son of Renke H. and Bertha Renken. Graduated Grundy Center High School. Married Patricia Ann Cavanaugh. One son, Jeff. Livestock-grain farmer. President, Austinville Feeder Pig Corp. Served U.S. Army Air Corp during World War II. Former zone manager, International Harvester Co., Portland, Ore. Past state commander, Iowa Department of American Veterans of World War II and Korea. National executive committee member and chairman, Amvets' National Americanism Council. Past president, Grundy County Farm Bureau. Served on Grundy County Zoning Commission, Zoning Board of Adjustment, Farmers' Home Administration Board, and Veteran Affairs Commission. Grundy County Republican chairman, four years. Grundy County Board of Supervisors, three years. Member: Lutheran Church, Farm Bureau, Amvets, American Hereford Association, Beef Producers, and Pork Producers. Elected to the House in 1979 special election. First term.

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