Senator William David Sheean View All Years

Compiled Historical Information
Date of Death: 4/17/1928
Birth Place: Anamosa, IA
Birth County: Jones
Birth Country: USA
Party Affiliation: Democrat
Assemblies Served:
Senate: 35 (1913) - 36 (1915)
House: 27 (1898)
Home County: Jones
William David Sheean
Jones County

WILLIAM D. SHEEAN was born in Anamosa, Iowa, July 7, 1867, and died at Hot Springs, Arkansas, April 18, 1928. Burial was at Anamosa. He was educated principally in the public schools of Anamosa. He was elected clerk of the courts of Jones County in 1897. He read law in the office of his father, J. L. Sheean, and was admitted to the bar in 1895. He was elected representative in 1897 and served in the Twenty-seventh General Assembly, and was elected senator in 1912 and served in the Thirty-fifth and Thirty-sixth general assemblies. He was appointed a member of the Board of Control by Governor Harding in March, 1917, and served four years. On April 6, 1928, he was again appointed to that position, but died before qualifying. He was several times mayor of Anamosa. He was a Democrat in politics. Besides devoting much time to useful public service and to the practice of law at intervals, he was interested in the cooperage business in the South.