Senator James H. Jamison View All Years

Compiled Historical Information
Date of Death: 2/11/1932
Birth Place: Franklin Township
Birth County: Clarke
Party Affiliation: Republican
Assemblies Served:
Senate: 24 (1892) - 25 (1894)
30 (1904) - 32 (1907)
Home County: Clarke
James H. Jamison
Clarke County


The committee appointed to prepare a memorial commemorating the life and public service of the Honorable James H. Jamison, State Senator from the Eleventh District, beg leave to submit the following:

James H. Jamison was born of American parentage on a farm near Osceola, Clark county, Iowa, on March 11, 1860. He received his education in the academy at Garden Grove, Iowa, and the Normal School at Valparaiso, Indiana. He was admitted to the bar in 1891 and practiced his profession in Osceola, the county seat of Clark County, until about the year 1910, at which time he moved to Des Moines, Polk county, Iowa, and became actively engaged in the insurance business. He was elected Senator in 1891, and served during the Twenty-fourth and Twenty-fifth General Assemblies.

He was reelected Senator in 1903, and served during the Thirtieth, Thirty-first and Thirty-second General Assemblies. Mr. Jamison was a gentleman of high integrity and attainment and served with distinction as a legislator. In later years, he was an outstanding insurance executive of Iowa. He died in the year 1933, and left a large circle of friends throughout the state, who had learned to love and admire him for his many good traits and his sterling character. Of Senator Jamison it can be truthfully said that his district and state were made much better because of his having lived.

In the passing of the Honorable James H. Jamison the state has lost a valuable and honorable citizen, a man of strong character and sterling worth, and the Senate of Iowa will by this memorial tender its sympathy to his relatives and friends.

The committee directs that a copy of this memorial be spread upon the Journal of the Senate as an expression of the life and worth of the deceased, and that an engrossed copy be transmitted to his immediate family.