Representative Oscar Leroy Mead View All Years

Compiled Historical Information
Date of Death: 12/30/1964
Birth Place: Shell Rock, IA
Birth County: Butler
Birth Country: USA
Party Affiliation: Republican
Assemblies Served:
Senate: 39 (1921) - 40 (1923)
House: 37 (1917) - 38 (1919)
Home County: Butler
Oscar Leroy Mead
Butler County


MR. SPEAKER: Your committee, appointed to prepare a suitable resolution commemorating the life, character and public service of the late Honorable Oscar L. Mead, begs leave to submit the following memorial:

Oscar L. Mead was born February 9, 1875, the son of Levi and Adeline (West) Mead, on his parents’ farm southwest of Shell Rock, Iowa. He received his education in the rural schools and in Shell Rock High School, afterwards attended business college at Nora Springs seminary. He farmed for several years.

Mr. Mead served in the House of Representatives during the sessions of the Thirty-seventh and Thirty-eighth General Assemblies and also served in the Senate during the sessions of the Thirty-ninth, Fortieth, and Fortieth Extra General Assemblies.

After serving in the legislature Mr. Mead became a special investigator for Governor Hammill and was an agent of the State Board of Parole. He was employed by the state until he retired in 1949.

Mr. Mead was a fifty-year Mason and Past Worthy Patron of the Eastern Star and belonged to other local organizations. He held the offices of township assessor and member of the school board. He was also Justice of the Peace for several years.

He passed away on December 30, 1964. He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Oscar Mead of Shell Rock, Iowa, and his daughter, Mrs. Wanda Deeming of Clearwater, Florida. A daughter, Mrs. Zola Johnson, preceded him in death.

Therefore, Be It Resolved by the House of Representatives of the Sixty-first General Assembly of Iowa: That in the passing of the Honorable Oscar L. Mead the state has lost an honored citizen and a faithful and useful public servant, and the House 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 House and that the Chief Clerk be directed to forward an enrolled copy to the family of the deceased.