Senator Frederic Larrabee View All Years

Compiled Historical Information
Date of Death: 8/27/1959
Birth Place: Clermont, Iowa
Birth County: Fayette
Party Affiliation: Republican
Assemblies Served:
Senate: 33 (1909) - 36 (1915)
Home County: Webster
Family Members Who Served in the Iowa Legislature: Father: William Larrabee; GAs 12 - 20; Brother: William Larrabee Jr.; GAs 29, 33 - 35
Frederic Larrabee
Webster County


MR. PRESIDENT: Your committee, appointed to prepare a suitable resolution commemorating the life, character and public service of the late Frederic Larrabee, begs leave to submit the following memorial:

Frederic Larrabee, attorney, realtor, farm supervisor, cattle breeder, and former state senator, died at his home in Clermont, Iowa, August 27, 1959. He was born at Clermont November 3, 1873, the son of William and Anna Matilda Appelman Larrabee, his father being governor of Iowa from 1886 to 1890; graduated from the Clermont High School, the University of Iowa in 1897, and received his law degree from the University of Iowa in 1898; studied for a time at Columbia University, established a law practice and real estate business in Fort Dodge in 1901, and supervised a number of farms in northern Iowa; was a first lieutenant in the 56th Regiment, Iowa National Guard, and battery adjutant several years; elected a Republican state senator from the Twenty-seventh District comprising Calhoun and Webster Counties in 1909, serving continuously through the Thirty-sixth General Assembly in 1916; was a past chairman of the Webster County Republican central committee and a delegate to the Republican national convention in Cleveland which nominated Calvin Coolidge for president in 1924; noted for his interest in raising Brown Swiss dairy cattle, and was president of the Iowa State Dairy Association from 1929 to 1937; belonged to the Chamber of Commerce and the Order of the Elks; left Fort Dodge about 1953 to make his home in Clermont; had never married, being survived by a sister, Miss Anna Larrabee of Clermont.

Therefore, Be It Resolved by the Senate of the Fifty-ninth General Assembly of Iowa: That in the passing of the Honorable Frederic Larrabee the state has lost an honored citizen and a faithful and useful public servant and the Senate, by this resolution, would express its appreciation of his service, and tender its sympathy to the members of his family.

Be It Further Resolved: That a copy of this resolution be spread upon the Journal of the Senate and that the Secretary be directed to forward an enrolled copy to the family of the deceased.





The resolution was unanimously adopted.