Representative Blythe C Conn View All Years

Compiled Historical Information
Date of Death: 7/4/2007
Birth Place: Burlington
Birth County: Des Moines
Party Affiliation: Republican
Assemblies Served:
House: 56 (1955)
Home County: Des Moines
Blythe C Conn
Des Moines County


BLYTHE CHARLES CONN was born May 19, 1908 in Burlington, the son of John Thomas Conn and Mary Louise Sleeter. He graduated from Burlington High School and received his B.S. and J.D. degrees from the University of Iowa.

Blythe married Gladys Viola Trailer in 1935. They lived in Burlington where Blythe practiced law.

Blythe compiled an extensive lifetime record of public service. He served as the Des Moines County Attorney, Judge for the Burlington Municipal Court and President of the Burlington School Board. He was very involved and held many leadership positions in community, fraternal and professional activities which included: the Burlington Chamber of Congress, the Southeast Iowa Council of the Boy Scouts, the Iowa State and Des Moines County Bar Associations, Masons, Elks, Farm Bureau, Alpha Sigma Phi and Phi Delta Phi. He was voted Burlington Citizen Number One in 1960.

In 1962, Blythe moved with his family to Des Moines where he served as the Executive Secretary of the Iowa Association of School Boards until his retirement.

A Republican, Mr. Conn was elected in a Special Election held just one month after the General Election. He served a full term as a member of the Fifty-sixth General Assembly. (1955-1956)

Blythe Charles Conn died on July 4, 2007 at the age of 99.

Now, Therefore, Be It Resolved By The House Of Representatives Of The Eighty-Third General Assembly Of Iowa, That in the passing of the Honorable Blythe Charles Conn, 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 service.

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.





Text above from 83 GA (2009) House Journal Memorial Resolution
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