Senator Eli Clarence Myrland View All Years

Compiled Historical Information
Date of Death: 11/16/1985
Birth Place: La Crosse, WI
Birth Country: USA
Party Affiliation: Republican
Assemblies Served:
Senate: 52 (1947) - 55 (1953)
Home County: Monona
Eli Clarence Myrland
Monona County


MR. PRESIDENT: Eli C. Myrland was born June 5, 1892, at La Crosse, Wisconsin, son of Eli P. Myrland and Julia Nessa. He passed away November 16, 1985, in Indianola, Iowa, at the age of 93.

Mr. Myrland graduated from Onawa High School in 1910 and attended South Dakota State College in 1914 for one year. He enlisted in World War I December 12, 1918, and was discharged November 13, 1919. He engaged in farming and in 1924 entered the oil business in Onawa. He married Gertrude Blewett August 3, 1927, who passed away November 13, 1963. They had a daughter, Julia Ann, on January 4, 1937. He then married Gladys Martin February 22, 1968. She passed away April 23, 1983.

Mr. Myrland was a State Senator for Crawford, Monona and Harrison counties from 1947 to 1954. He served four General Assemblies in the Iowa Senate. He served as mayor of Onawa from 1937 to 1947 and from 1954 to 1964.

Mr. Myrland was a member of the Masonic Lodge in Onawa, Sioux City Consistory and Abu Bekr Shrine at Sioux City, charter member of the American Legion and Kiwanis Club in Onawa, a member and on the Board of Trustees of the Congregational Church in Onawa and Monona County Bond chairman during World War II.

NOW THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE SENATE OF THE SEVENTY-FIRST GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF IOWA: That in the passing of the Honorable Eli C. Myrland, the State has lost an honored citizen and a faithful and useful public servant, and that the Senate, by this resolution, expresses its appreciation of his service to the State and tenders its sympathy and kindest regards to the members of his family.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED: That a copy of this resolution be spread upon the Journal of the Senate and that the Secretary of the Senate be instructed to forward an enrolled copy to the family of the deceased.