Senator Harlan C. Foster View All Years

Compiled Historical Information
Date of Death: 6/22/1975
Birth Place: Hastings, Nebraska
Party Affiliation: Republican
Assemblies Served:
Senate: 50 (1943) - 53 (1949)
House: 47 (1937) - 49 (1941)
Home County: Henry
Harlan C. Foster
Henry County


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

Harlan C. Foster was born near Hastings, Nebraska, on March 10, 1886, the son of Charles and Arminda Foster. He was educated in a rural school and graduated from the Mount Pleasant Academy. He taught in public schools for three years.

He lived for 40 years on a farm in Henry County which had been in his family since 1853. He was engaged in livestock and general farming until moving to Mount Pleasant in 1953. He was married to Nellie L. Ross who died on March 4, 1975.

Mr. Foster was elected to the Iowa House of Representatives from Henry County and served from 1936 to 1942 during the Forty-seventh, Forty-eighth and Forty-ninth General Assemblies. He served in the Iowa Senate from 1942 to 1950 during the Fiftieth, Fifty-first, Fifty-second and Fifty-third General Assemblies.

He was a member of the Olds Consolidated School Board, the Prairie Gem Methodist Church and an honorary member of the Mount Pleasant Kiwanis Club.

Mr. Foster died at the age of 89 in Mount Pleasant, Iowa, on June 22, 1975; and is survived by his brother, Lloyd, of Los Angeles, California; two daughters, Mrs. John (Frances) Brown of Mount Pleasant, Mrs. George (Dorothy) Baier of Detroit, Michigan; and one son, Floyd of Crawfordsville, Iowa.

Therefore, Be It Resolved by the Senate of the Sixty-seventh General Assembly of Iowa: That in the passing of the Honorable Harlan C. Foster, the state has lost an honored citizen and a faithful and useful public servant, and the Senate by this resolution would express its appreciation of his service to his community, state and nation and tender 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 directed to forward an enrolled copy to the family of the deceased.

CHARLES P. MILLER, Chairperson




The resolution was unanimously adopted.