Representative John Marian Slosson Jr. View All Years

Compiled Historical Information
Date of Death: 2/9/1963
Birth Place: Northwood, IA
Birth County: Worth
Party Affiliation: Republican
Assemblies Served:
Senate: 39 (1921) - 40 (1923)
House: 37 (1917) - 38 (1919)
Home County: Worth
Family Members Who Served in the Iowa Legislature: John M. Slosson Sr. served in the Twenty-second General Assembly
John Marian Slosson Jr.
Worth County


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

John M. Slosson was born on a farm near Northwood, Iowa, on the 27th day of October, 1876, a son of John and Jennie Slosson. He passed away on February 9, 1963, at the age of 86.

Senator Slosson was a member of the Iowa House of Representatives from 1917 to 1921 and was also a member of the Iowa State Senate through the Thirty-seventh to Fortieth General Assemblies. He was in the employ of the Iowa State Banking Department from 1926 to 1936, liquidating closed banks and was active in Republican politics.

He was a graduate of the Northwood high school and the Nora Springs Seminary at Nora Springs. He had served as Worth County Recorder and was in the real estate and loan business from 1912 to 1926. He was elected mayor of Northwood in 1947, taking an active part in community affairs, he was a member of the Commercial club and the Northwood Golf club.

ln 1899 Senator Slosson married Sophia Savre who survives him. They were the parents of a daughter, Norma, who preceded him in death.

Therefore, Be It Resolved by the Senate of the Sixtieth General Assembly: That in the passing of John M. Slosson, 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 his wife.





The resolution was unanimously adopted.