Representative Walter H. Vance View All Years

Compiled Historical Information
Date of Death: 12/7/1947
Party Affiliation: Republican
Assemblies Served:
House: 38 (1919) - 39 (1921)
Home County: Madison
Walter H. Vance
Madison County

Memorial to the Honorable Walter H. Vance of Madison County

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

The Honorable Walter H. Vance was born in Washington County, Indiana, April 19, 1857, moving to Knox County, Illinois, in 1865. He attended school at Oneida and later at Monmouth College.

He became a resident of Madison County, Iowa, in 1878, where he taught school until 1892, when he became interested in insurance, and was active in this profession. He was county recorder for two terms and postmaster from 1908 to 1913, later serving as deputy clerk and deputy auditor.

He was elected to the House of Representatives of the State Legislature of Iowa, by the Republican party, in the Thirty-eighth and Thirty-ninth General Assemblies. He was affiliated with the Methodist Church, as well as the Masonic, Knights of Pythias, and Modern Woodmen of America Lodges, and devoted his entire life to civic and social activities, to the betterment of all who came within his sphere of endeavor.

He died December 7, 1947, and is survived by his widow and four children.

Therefore, Be It Resolved by the House of Representatives of the Fifty-fourth General Assembly of Iowa: That in the passing of the Honorable Walter H. Vance, the state has lost a valued and honored citizen, and acknowledgment is hereby made of the service which he has rendered as a public officer, to his state and nation.

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.