Senator Alden Loring Doud View All Years

Compiled Historical Information
Date of Death: 8/28/1961
Birth Place: Douds, IA
Party Affiliation: Republican
Assemblies Served:
Senate: 51 (1945) - 54 (1951)
House: 50 (1943)
Home County: Van Buren
Alden Loring Doud
Van Buren County


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

Alden Loring Doud was born August 31, 1897, at Douds, Van Buren County, Iowa, the son of A. L. and Cynthia Alice (Loring) Doud, and passed away August 28, 1961, at the age of 63.

Mr. Doud graduated from Keosauqua High School in 1914, Iowa Wesleyan College from which he received his Bachelor of Arts degree in 1918, the University of Chicago where he earned his Master’s degree in 1920, and the State University of Iowa Law School where he received his degree of Juris Doctor in 1924.

He returned to Douds where he became a practicing attorney.

On June 29, 1930, he married Edna May Braillier and there was one son born to them.

He served as a member of the Fiftieth, Fifty-first and Fifty-fourth sessions of the General Assembly of the State of Iowa. He was a member of the Republican state central committee from 1942 to 1950, and attended several G.O.P. national conventions.

Mr. Douds was a member of the Methodist Church, Masonic bodies, Consistory, Shrine, B.P.O.E., Beta Theta Pi, Pi Kappa Delta, and served as National Secretary of Delta Theta Phi Law Fraternity since 1930.

Surviving are his widow, Edna May of Douds, Iowa, and his son, Alden Lowell, of Chicago, Illinois, who is the grandson of Senator Eliab Doud, a member of the Eleventh and Twelfth General Assemblies. Also surviving are two sisters: Mrs. Hazel Arnold of St. Paul, Minnesota, and Mrs. Edna Scott of Cupertino, California.

Therefore, Be It Resolved by the House of Representatives of the Sixtieth General Assembly of Iowa: That in the passing of the Honorable Alden Loring Doud the state has lost an honorable citizen and a faithful public servant, and the House by this resolution would express its appreciation of his service, 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.