Representative Halleck J. Mantz View All Years

Compiled Historical Information
Date of Death: 11/14/1958
Birth Place: Iowa County, IA
Birth County: Iowa
Party Affiliation: Republican
Assemblies Served:
Senate: 39 (1921) - 40 (1923)
House: 37 (1917) - 38 (1919)
Home County: Audubon
Halleck J. Mantz
Audubon County


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

Halleck J. Mantz was born in Iowa county on September 23, 1877, the son of Samuel and Harriet Mantz. He received his law degree from Drake University, Des Moines, Iowa in 1904, after attending the public schools in Audubon and teaching in the rural schools for three years.

On August 27, 1910, Mr. Mantz was married to Dorothy Sandberg in Kansas City, Missouri. He began the practice of law in Audubon, taking an active part in civic and governmental affairs. He served as county attorney from 1909 until 1913, was twice elected mayor of Audubon and was a Republican member of the House of Representatives in the Thirty-seventh and Thirty-eighth General Assemblies. He was elected to the Senate from the Seventeenth District and served there during the Thirty-ninth, Fortieth and Fortieth Extra sessions. He became judge of the Fifteenth Judicial District in 1925 and Supreme Court Justice in 1943, serving until his resignation in 1953.

Mr. Mantz belonged to the Masonic fraternity and was a member of the First Presbyterian church of Audubon, Iowa.

On November 14, 1958, Mr. Mantz passed away at Guthrie Center, Iowa. He is survived by his wife, one son, Paul of Van Nuys California, and a daughter, Mrs. Gordon Luce of Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Therefore, Be It Resolved by the Senate of the Fifty-eighth General Assembly: That in the passing of Halleck J. Mantz, the state of Iowa has lost a valuable and honorable citizen and by this resolution tenders its sincere sympathy to the surviving members of the family.

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





The resolution was unanimously adopted.