Representative Arthur Wayland Slaught View All Years

Compiled Historical Information
Date of Death: 10/28/1930
Birth Place: Hector, NY
Party Affiliation: Republican
Assemblies Served:
House: 36 (1915) - 38 (1919)
Home County: Wapello
Arthur Wayland Slaught
Wapello County


MR. SPEAKER: Your committee, appointed to prepare memorial resolutions commemorating the life and services of the Honorable Arthur W. Slaught, a former member of the General Assembly of Iowa, begs leave to submit the following:

Dr. Slaught was born at Hector, Schuyler county, New York, July 6, 1855. He was born and lived on a farm, and received such education as was afforded in the rural schools. Later he attended Colgate Academy at Hamilton, New York, after which he took up the study of medicine and received his degree from the Chicago Homeopathic Medical College in 1887.

In 1883 he was united in marriage to Mrs. Anna Matthews Chase of Chicago, Illinois, and to this union were born three children, Miss Marguerite Slaught, Mrs. Warner A. Cruisenberry and Mr. Hugh Slaught.

He moved to Iowa in 1896, first locating in Emmet county and afterwards locating in Wapello county. His life was given to public service and during his residence in Wapello county he served twice as coroner of the county. He represented Wapello county in the House during the Thirty-sixth, Thirty-seventh and Thirty-eighth General Assemblies.

Therefore, Be It Resolved by the House of Represntatives of the Forty­fifth General Assembly, That in appreciation of the splendid service rendered the state by the late A. W. Slaught, this House of Representatives extends its sincere sympathy to the surviving family.

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





Unanimously adopted April 11, 1933.