John E. Tapscott

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State Senator
Democrat
Insurance Agent
Polk
64
01/11/1971 - 01/07/1973
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Des Moines Democrat 33rd Senatorial District Polk County. Born in Des Moines, Iowa, January 23, 1930, the son of Ralph and Helen Tapscott. Attended grade school in Des Moines, Christian Brothers School in San Francisco, Calif., and Dowling High School, Des Moines, graduated 1948. American Institute of Business. Married Verlene Quail of Des Moines, Feb. 19, 1950. Six living children: Kathleen, Mark, Matthew, Luke, Melissa, and Patrick. Engaged in real estate and insurance business. Member of Concerned Christians, Big Brothers, National Rehabilitation Assn., and Christ the King Catholic Church. Two terms in House. Serving first term in Senate,

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State Representative
Democrat
Insurance
Polk
63
01/13/1969 - 01/10/1971
37

Des Moines Polk County Democrat Born in Des Moines, Iowa, January 23, 1930, the son of Ralph and Helen Tapscott. Attended grade school in Des Moines, Christian Brothers School in San Francisco, Calif., and Dowling High School, Des Moines, graduated 1948. Attended American Institute of Business. Governmental Training in Public, Human and Industrial Relations, Denver, Colorado, and Washington, D.C, 1964-66. Married Verlene Quail of Des Moines, Feb. 19, 1950. Six living children, Kathleen, Mark, Matthew, Luke, Melissa, and Patrick. Two children deceased, John, Jr., and Mary Margaret. Engaged in Real Estate and Insurance business with Diversified Brokerage Services in Des Moines, Iowa, former Advertising Manager for Catholic Mirror Newspaper, also served as an assistant to the regional director, U.S. Post Office Department, Saint Louis, Mo. Member of Dowling Club, Concerned Christians, Big Brothers, National Rehabilitation Assn., and Christ the King Catholic Church. Serving second term.

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State Representative
Democrat
Advertising Director
Polk
62
01/09/1967 - 01/12/1969
37

Des Moines Polk County Democrat. Born in Des Moines, Iowa, January 23, 1930, the son of Ralph and Helen Tapscott. Attended grade school in Des Moines, Christian Brothers School in San Francisco, Calif., and Dowling High School, Des Moines, graduated 1948. Attended American Institute of Business. Governmental Training in Public, Human and Industrial Relations, Denver, Colorado, and Washington, D.C., 1964-66. Married Verlene Quail of Des Moines, Feb. 19, 1950. Six living children, Kathleen, Mark, Matthew, Luke, Melissa, and Patrick. Two children deceased, John Jr., and Mary Margaret. Represented wholesale and retail mercantile firms throughout the Midwest from 1951 to 1962. Named advertising manager, the Messenger newspaper in 1962-64. Appointed by Postmaster General John Gronouski in March 1964, as Assistant to the Regional Director, U. S. Post Office Department. Served also for one year as Special Assistant for Employee Relations, for the State of Iowa, Missouri and Arkansas. Served in these two positions under Postmaster General Gronouski and Postmaster General Lawrence F. O'Brien until resignation effective July 1966. Appointed advertising and Public Relations Director of Catholic Mirror newspaper, August 1966. Also, operates Tapscott Oil Company, an independent oil jobbing company. Member of Catholic Press Association, Dowling Club, New Frontier Club, Knights of Columbus, South Des Moines Chamber of Commerce. Member of Christ the King Catholic Church. Serving first term.

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