Senator John Peter Berg View All Years

Compiled Historical Information
Date of Death: 10/15/1965
Birth Place: Savana, IL
Party Affiliation: Republican
Assemblies Served:
Senate: 46 (1935) - 55 (1953)
Home County: Black Hawk
John Peter Berg
Black Hawk County


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

John P. Berg was born in Savannah, Illinois on July 10, 1888.

He attended public schools and what is now known as the State College of Iowa and he received a degree in pharmacy from the Babcock School in Des Moines.

On October 6, 1920, he was married to Edyth Schuneman at Cedar Falls. They became the parents of two sons.

Mr. Berg successfully owned and operated three drugstores, one in Parkersburg and two in Cedar Falls, for a number of years. He also was a veteran of overseas duty during World War I.

He was elected to the Iowa State Senate in 1934 representing the 38th Senatorial District comprising Black Hawk and Grundy Counties. He served for twenty years in the Senate, being re-elected in 1938 and 1942 and was a member in the 46th, 46th Extraordinary, 47th, 48th, 49th, 50th, 50th Extraordinary, 51st, 52nd, 52nd Extraordinary, 53rd and 54th General Assemblies.

In addition to his service to the state of Iowa, Mr. Berg served as President of the Cedar Falls Chamber of Commerce, Rotary Club and was Post Commander of the Cedar Falls American Legion.

Also, he was a member of the First Presbyterian church in Cedar Falls, the Fraternal Order of Elks, the Masonic Lodge and El Kahir Shire.

Mr. Berg died on October 15, 1965, and is survived by his wife and sons, John R. and Philip S., all presently residing in Cedar Falls.

THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE SENATE OF THE SIXTY-SECOND GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF IOWA: That, in the passing of John P. Berg, the citizens of the state have lost a valued, loyal and honored citizen, and by this resolution tenders its sincere sympathy to the members of his 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 instructed to forward an enrolled copy to each member of his family.

GENE W. GLENN, Chairman




The resolution was unanimously adopted.