Arthur L. Gratias

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State Senator
Republican
Farmer/Educator
Floyd
71
01/14/1985 - 01/11/1987
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Born in Nora Springs on May 1, 1920, son of Hugo and Katherine Gratias. Attended Rock Grove Country School. Graduated from Rockford High School, 1937. B.A., Wartburg College, 1970. M.A. in school administration at U.N.I., 1972. Married Alice Dissmore of LaCrosse, Wis., 1943. Three sons, married. Six grandchildren. Served in Army during World War II, four years. Farmed, 23 years. School board member, 22 years. Governor of Nebraska-Iowa District Kiwanis, 1976-77. Floyd County Farm Bureau, member of Eden Presbyterian Church; American Legion commander and adjutant; teacher for five years; principal for four years; president of local and delegate to I.S.E.A. and N.E.A. conventions. Member of Phi Delta Kappa; 4-H leader, five years. Second term.

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State Senator
Republican
Farmer/Educator
Floyd
70
01/10/1983 - 01/13/1985
15

Born in Nora Springs on May 1, 1920, son of Hugo and Katherine Gratias. Attended Rock Grove Country School. Graduated from Rockford High School, 1937. B.A., Wartburg College, 1970. M.A. in school administration at U.N.I., 1972. Married Alice Dissmore of LaCrosse, Wis., 1943. Three sons, married. Six grandchildren. Served in Army during World War II, four years. Farmed, 23 years. School board member, 22 years. Governor of Nebraska-Iowa District Kiwanis, 1976-77. Received Governor's Award; Wartburg Alumni Community Service Award, 1978. Floyd County Farm Bureau member, board member of Ackley and Good Shepherd nursing and retirement homes in Mason City. Farm Service Co-op director; member of Eden Presbyterian Church; American Legion commander and adjutant; teacher for five years; principal for four years; president of local and delegate to I.S.E.A. and N.E.A. conventions. Member of Phi Delta Kappa; 4-H leader, five years. Second term.

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State Senator
Republican
Farmer/Educator
Floyd
69
01/12/1981 - 01/09/1983
7

Born in Nora Springs on May 1, 1920, son of Hugo and Katherine Gratias. Attended Rock Grove Country School. Graduated from Rockford High School, 1937. B.A., Wartburg College, 1970. M.A. in School Administration at U.N.I., 1972. Married Alice Dissmore of LaCrosse, Wis., 1943. Three sons, married. Six grandchildren. Served in Army during World War II, four years. Farmed 23 years. School board member, 22 years. Governor of Nebraska- Iowa District Kiwanis, 1976-77. Received Governor's Award; Wartburg Alumni Community Service Award, 1978. Floyd County Farm Bureau member, and board member of Ackley and Good Shepherd Nursing and Retirement Homes in Mason City. Farm Service Coop director, member of Eden Presbyterian church, American Legion commander and adjutant, teacher for five years, principal for four years, president of local and delegate to I.S.E.A. and N.E.A. conventions.

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State Senator
Republican
School Principal
Floyd
68
01/08/1979 - 01/11/1981
7

Nora Springs 7th Senatorial District Republican Born Nora Springs May 1, 1920, son of Hugo and Katharine Gratias. Attended Rock Grove Country School. Graduated from Rockford High School 1937. B.A. Wartburg College 1970. M.A. School Administration, U.N.I. 1972. Married Alice Dissmore of LaCrosse, Wisconsin 1943. Three sons, married. 5 Grandchildren. World War II army 4 years. Farmed 23 years. School Board Member 22 years. Governor of Nebraska-Iowa District Kiwanis 1976-77; Distinguished Governor's Award. Wartburg Alumni Community Service Award 1978. Floyd County Farm Bureau member; Board member Ackley and Good Shepherd at Mason City Nursing and Retirement Homes; Farm Service Coop Director; Eden Presbyterian Church; American Legion Commander and Adjutant; Teacher 5 years; Principal K-8, 4 years; President of Local and Delegate to I.S.E.A. and N.E.A. Conventions.

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