Senator Robert C. Reilly View All Years

Compiled Historical Information
Date of Death: 11/2/1968
Birth Place: Dubuque, Iowa
Party Affiliation: Democrat
Assemblies Served:
Senate: 50 (1943) - 53 (1949)
House: 48 (1939) - 49 (1941)
55 (1953)
Home County: Dubuque
Family Members Who Served in the Iowa Legislature: Brother: Eugene H. Reilly; GAs 46, 47
Robert C. Reilly
Dubuque County


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

Robert C. Reilly was born August 5, 1904, in Dubuque, son of Thomas and Margaret Mahoney Reilly. He was graduated from Loras Academy in Dubuque and Marquette University in Milwaukee.

On June 8, 1941, he was married to Jean Moes at St. Columbkill’s Church in Dubuque and of this union was born one son.

Mr. Reilly was a member of the Holy Name Society of St. Joseph’s Parish; the Dubuque Business and Traveling Men’s Association and the Pioneer Law Makers.

Mr. Reilly, a Democrat, served in the House of Representatives in the Forty-eighth and Forty-ninth sessions and in the Senate in the Fiftieth, Fiftieth Extra, Fifty-first, Fifty-second and Fifty-third sessions of the General Assembly representing Dubuque County. He was the first legislator to introduce a bill that would provide bus service for all school children.

Mr. Reilly died on November 2, 1968. He is survived by his widow and a son, Roger J., of Dubuque and a brother, Cletus R., of Wauwatosa, Wisconsin.

Therefore, Be It Resolved by the House of Representatives of the Sixty-third General Assembly of Iowa: That in the passing of the Honorable Robert C. Reilly, the state has lost an honored citizen and a faithful and useful public servant, and the House by this resolution would express its appreciation of his services, and tender its sympathy to the members of his family.

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.