Senator Ezekiel Boring Kephart View All Years
Senator Stuckslager, from the committee appointed to draft resolutions on the death of Honorable Ezekiel B. Kephart, submitted the following report:
MR. PRESIDENT Your committee appointed to draft resolutions on the death of Honorable Ezekiel B. Kephart respectfully submit the following:
WHEREAS, an allwise Providence has removed from among us so very suddenly and unexpectedly Honorable Ezekiel B. Kephart, an honorable member of the Upper House of the General Assembly of the State of Iowa in the years 1872 to 1876, who assisted in the revision of the entire code of Iowa, and who in the main shaped the present school law of the State and arranged the system of normal institutes, was a man of great administrative ability, eminent in scholarship, a distinguished jurist, the acknowledged parliamentarian of his church, authority upon all church law, was possessed of great social qualities, whose domestic relations were most beautiful, dignifying and glorying the home life, a type of Christian citizen, loving, intelligent, Catholic, noble and pure, optimistic in his views, looking out hopefully into the future and believing that for the church and our honored nation there is a brighter day. A manly man, a true patriot, an honored citizen, loved and respected by all with whom he came in contact. He was elected to the presidency of Western College this State in 1869, and served in that capacity thirteen years. He was elected Bishop of the Church of the United Brethern in Christ in 1881. In this capacity he served his church twenty-four years. Therefore, in view of his noble life, his lofty character and his eminent services be it
Resolved, That in the death of Honorable Ezekiel B. Kephart we have lost an illustrious citizen, a wise counsellor and a true patriot. His family has lost a faithful and devoted husband and a loving father, the community a valued and esteemed friend and the Church one of its noblest and ablest men, and be it further
Resolved, That these resolutions be entered on the Journal of the Senate and that an engrossed copy be presented to the wife and daughters of the deceased by the Secretary of the Senate.
W. C. STUCKSLAGER,
R. C. STIRTON,