Representative Charles Burton Santee View All Years

Compiled Historical Information
Date of Death: 7/14/1943
Birth Place: Aplington, IA
Birth County: Butler
Birth Country: USA
Party Affiliation: Republican
Assemblies Served:
House: 37 (1917)
38 (1919) - 39 (1921)
Home County: Black Hawk
Charles Burton Santee
Black Hawk County


MR. SPEAKER: Your committee, appointed to prepare a suitable resolution commemorating the life, character and public service of the Honorable Charles B. Santee, begs leave to submit the following memorial:

Charles B. Santee was born in Butler county, Iowa, on November 6, 1864, the son of Joseph L. and Jane Nixon Santee, and died at Cedar Falls, Iowa, on July 19, 1943, where he had resided for the past 53 years.

Mr. Santee was an active member of the Republican party and was a prominent figure in Black Hawk county, having served as County Recorder, and also as State Representative during the 37th, 38th and 39th General Assemblies. He later was postmaster in Cedar Falls for twelve years, and during the past forty years he has been active as a real estate agent in that city. The citizens of Black Hawk County are indebted to Mr. Santee for his profound interest in highway improvements and especially for the building of Rainbow Drive between the cities of Waterloo and Cedar Falls, which was one of the first paved highways in the State.

He was united in marriage on April 5, 1899, to Lulu Probert of Shell Rock, Iowa, who with five children, Leslie, Paul and Margaret of Cedar Falls, Mrs. Harriet Bock, Madison, Wisconsin, and Donald Santee, Kansas City, Missouri, and several grandchildren mourn the death of their beloved husband and father.

Mr. Santee was a member of the local Masonic Order and also of the First Methodist Church. Funeral services were conducted on Wednesday, July 21, 1943, at the Dahl Funeral Home.

The life and character of Mr. Santee and his exemplary service, call for such as to place his memory among those highly respected and esteemed in our State.

Therefore, Be It Resolved by the House of Representatives of the Fifty­first General Assembly, That we express our appreciation of his true worth and extend our deepest sympathy to his surviving wife and children.

Be It Further Resolved, That a copy of this resolution be spread upon the Journal of the House and an enrolled copy be forwarded to the family of the deceased.





Unanimously adopted,