Senator Arthur H. Jacobson View All Years

Compiled Historical Information
Date of Death: 2/21/1986
Birth Place: Waukon, Iowa
Party Affiliation: Republican
Assemblies Served:
Senate: 51 (1945) - 54 (1951)
Home County: Allamakee
Arthur H. Jacobson
Allamakee County


MR. PRESIDENT: Arthur H. Jacobson was born June 24, 1910, at Waukon, Iowa,and was a lifelong resident of that community. He passed away February 21, 1986, at the age of 75 years.

Mr. Jacobson attended Waukon public schools, and the University of Iowa, where he received B.A. and J.D. degrees, and was a member of the Order of the Coif. He married Isabel Chafer of Clinton in 1934 and they were the parents of a daughter, Sibyl Jacobson of New York, New York, and a son, Ethan of Lakewood, Colorado, and have two grandchildren.

Senator Jacobson was elected to the Iowa Senate in November, 1944 and served for eight years in the 51st, 52nd, 52nd Extra, 53rd and 54th General Assemblies.

Mr. Jacobson was co-founder of the Jacobson, Bristol, Thomson, Bauercamper and Garrett law firm. He was president of Farmers and Merchants Savings Bank of Waukon. He was Allamakee county attorney from 1937 to 1945. He was a delegate to the 1944 Republican National Convention, a member of the county and state Bar Associations, where he served on the board of governors, and was a member of the county and state Trial Lawyers Associations. Mr. Jacobson had served as Fourth District Chairman of the Young Republican League of Iowa and was state chairman from 1941 to 1944.

A member of St. John’s Lutheran Church in Waukon, he served on the local and national boards of directors of the Good Samaritan Society, was a member of the National Church Council of the American Lutheran Church and the LCUSA, and was a former state president of Lutheran Social Services.

NOW THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE SENATE OF THE SEVENTY-FIRST GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF IOWA: That in the passing of the Honorable Arthur H. Jacobson, 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 his community, state and nation and tenders its sympathy and kindest regards to 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.