Senator Jans T. Dykhouse View All Years

Compiled Historical Information
Date of Death: 5/24/1981
Birth Place: Hasting, NE
Party Affiliation: Republican
Assemblies Served:
Senate: 49 (1941) - 60 (1963)
House: 47 (1937) - 48 (1939)
Home County: Lyon
Jans T. Dykhouse
Lyon County


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

Jans T. Dykhouse was born in Hastings, Nebraska, on December 9, 1889, and moved with his parents to Lyon County, Iowa, in 1892. He was educated in the rural schools of Lyon County, Rock Rapids High School, and received a bachelor of arts degree in 1916 from the University of Dubuque. He married Dora Getting of Little Rock, Iowa, October 25, 1917, and is the father of one son and two daughters.

Mr. Dykhouse worked in banks 15 years and in 1931, entered the real estate, farm loan and insurance business, in addition to farming. He was a member of the United Methodist Church, several Masonic organizations, Rock River Country Club and Rock Rapids Gun Club.

Senator Dykhouse served two terms in the Iowa House from 1938 to 1942, and six terms in the Senate from 1942 to 1966. While in the Senate he served as chairman of the Conservation Committee. He was a Republican and represented the 24th (old) senatorial district which was changed to the 49th senatorial district—Lyon, O’Brien, Osceola and Sioux Counties.

Mr. Dykhouse died of natural causes Sunday, May 24, 1981, in a Rock Rapids hospital at the age of 91. He is survived by his son, Emerson of Rock Rapids; two daughters, Eleanor Ladd of Rock Rapids and Dorothy Dykhouse of Sioux City; four grandchildren; two brothers, Ted of Spencer and Edward of Sioux City; and one sister, Tina Peters of Little Rock.

Now Therefore, Be It Resolved by the Senate of the Sixty-ninth General Assembly of Iowa: That in the passing of the Honorable Jans T. Dykhouse, the State has lost an honored citizen and a faithful and useful public servant, and the Senate by this resolution would express its appreciation of his service to his community, state and nation and tender its sympathy to the members of his family.





The resolution was unanimously adopted.