Senator H. C. Boardman View All Years
HOMER C. BOARDMAN was born at Troy, Vermont, February 22, 1849, and died at Los Angeles, California, September 11, 1920. He came with his parents in their removal to Lyons, Iowa, in 1855. He attended common school at Lyons and was graduated from the Commercial Department of Notre Dame University, South Bend, Indiana. In 1874 he removed to Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and for a few years was a traveling salesman for a millinery firm. In 1879 he removed to Nevada, Iowa, and with his brother, W. K. Boardman, formed the firm of Boardman Bros., which for over twenty years conducted a very extensive business in buying and shipping produce, especially butter, eggs, and poultry. He was a member of the Nevada City Council from 1882 to 1887, was mayor of Nevada, 1888 to 1892, and was a member of the board of education for twenty-one years. He was elected senator in 1893 and served in the Twenty-fifth General Assembly. In 1902 he removed to Okene, Oklahoma, where he was in the banking and lumber business until 1912 when because of failing health he retired and removed to Los Angeles, California.