Senator Emlen G. Penrose View All Years

Compiled Historical Information
Date of Death: 11/20/1930
Birth Place: Chesterfield, Ohio
Party Affiliation: Republican
Assemblies Served:
Senate: 25 (1894) - 28 (1900)
Home County: Tama
Emlen G. Penrose
Tama County

EMLEN G. PENROSE was born in Chesterfield, Morgan County, Ohio, August 22, 1844, and died in Tama, Iowa, November 20, 1930. His parents were Thomas and Maria (Clendenen) Penrose. He received his education in common schools in Ohio and Iowa, and in the State University of Iowa. He was with his parents on their removal to Iowa in 1860. He taught school some during his early manhood and in 1868 removed to Tama and engaged in hardware business. He served on the School Board, the Tama City Council and was mayor of the city. In 1893 he was elected senator and was re-elected in 1897, serving in the Twenty-fifth, Twenty-sixth, Twenty-seventh and Twenty-eighth general assemblies.