Senator John Milton Tudor View All Years

Compiled Historical Information
Date of Death: 3/31/1958
Birth Place: Johnson County, IA
Party Affiliation: Republican
Assemblies Served:
Senate: 53 (1949) - 54 (1951)
Home County: Jones
John Milton Tudor
Jones County


MR. PRESIDENT: Your committee, appointed to prepare a suitable resolution commemorating the life and public service of the late J. M. Tudor, of Olin, Jones County, Iowa, begs leave to submit the following:

J. M. Tudor was born on a farm in Johnson County, Iowa, on November 4, 1887. He was educated in the public schools there and was a graduate of Iowa City Academy and Iowa State College.

In 1914, he was united in marriage to Grace Ryan of Irwin, Iowa, and to this union four children were born, one son and three daughters.

Mr. Tudor was associated with his father in the Angus cattle business for many years near Iowa City, Iowa. Later, be established the Glyn Mawr cattle herd near Olin, Iowa, which was one of the nationally famous herds of the breed. He was a director of the American Aberdeen Angus Breeders Association for twelve years and served as president in 1948. He was a nationally known livestock judge. He was a member of the Draft Board, the Farm Bureau, Phi Sigma Kappa Fraternity, the Methodist Church and Masonic Lodge. He was director of Public Relations for the Honeymead Products Company of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, at the time of his retirement in 1949.

Mr. Tudor served in the Iowa State Senate, representing the Twenty-third Senatorial District which includes Cedar, Jones and Jackson Counties, during the Fifty-fourth General Assembly.

On March 31, 1958, Mr. Tudor passed away at Salinas, California, having lived in Carmel Valley, California, for two years prior to his death. He is survived by his wife, one son, Dr. John M. Tudor of Nashville, Tennessee, three daughters, Mrs. Eugene Eldridge of Salinas, California, Mrs. Paul Jacobs of Sioux City, Iowa, and Mrs. Otto A. Will of Washington, Iowa, three sisters and twelve grandchildren.

Mr. Tudor was a Republican, vitally interested in farming activities and active in community and church affairs.

Therefore, Be It Resolved by the Senate of the Fifty-eighth General Assembly: That in the passing of J. M. Tudor the state has lost a valuable, loyal and honored citizen, and by this resolution tenders its sincere sympathy to the surviving members of the 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.





The resolution was unanimously adopted.