Representative Paul M. Walter View All Years

Compiled Historical Information
Date of Death: 9/25/1996
Birth Place: Beaman, IA
Birth County: Marshall
Party Affiliation: Republican
Assemblies Served:
House: 53 (1949) - 60 (1963)
Home County: Hardin
Paul M. Walter
Hardin County


Mr. Speaker: Your committee, appointed to prepare a suitable resolution commemorating the life, character, and public service of the late Honorable Paul M. Walter begs to submit the following Memorial:

Paul Walter was born December 14, 1904 near Beaman, Iowa. He was the son of Warren and Iva Shoemaker Walter. He graduated from Beaman High School and Iowa State University. He married Mary Brindle in 1927. Mr. Walter farmed near Conrad and then moved to a farm near Union.

He was a past master of Masonic Lodge, bank director, and former President of Hardin County Farm Bureau. He was a charter member of the Union Kiwanis Club, the Marshalltown Lions Club, and State Farm Bureau Resolutions Committee 1947. Mr. Vetter was active in the American Red Cross and Chester Friends Church.

Mr. Walter, a republican, served eight terms in the House of Representatives from 1949-1964.

Mr. Walter passed away on September 25, 1996 at the age of 91. Survivors include his wife, Mary; two daughters, Darlene Williams of New Providence and Marilyn Stover-Eittreim of Conrad; eight grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren.

Now Therefore, Be It Resolved By The House Of Representatives Of The Seventy-Ninth General Assembly Of Iowa, That in the passing of the Honorable Paul M. Walter, 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.