Senator Frank Hoxie View All Years

Compiled Historical Information
Date of Death: 8/2/1976
Birth Place: Shenandoah, IA
Birth County: Page
Birth Country: USA
Party Affiliation: Republican
Assemblies Served:
Senate: 56 (1955) - 59 (1961)
Home County: Page
Frank Hoxie
Page County


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

Frank Morris Hoxie was born at Shenandoah, Iowa, on October 8, 1897, the son of Frank and Daisy Teachout Hoxie. He was educated in the public schools of Lincoln, Nebraska, and Shenandoah and graduated from Iowa State University in 1918.

Mr. Hoxie was elected to the Iowa Senate from Fremont and Page Counties and served from 1954 to 1962 during the Fifty-sixth, Fifty-seventh, Fifty-eighth and Fifty-ninth General Assemblies. He was general chairman of the Iowa-Nebraska Boundary Study Committee from 1957 to 1961.

As a member of the United Methodist Church, he was a former chairman of the Board of Trustees. He was a member of the Tricentum Lodge and Kiwanis, a former president of the Fremont County Farm Bureau, treasurer of the Iowa and American Soybean Associations and a former Walnut Township trustee. He was president of Eisenhower’s Highway Safety Council and chairman of the bond issue for the Shenandoah High School building.

Mr. Hoxie received the Skelly Oil Company Award in 1952 for achievements in agriculture, the Billion Dollar Bean Award in 1972 for the State of Iowa, the Shenandoah Education Association Outstanding Service Award in 1969, and the Shenandoah Lions Club Outstanding Citizen Award in 1966.

He died in Shenandoah, Iowa, on August 2, 1976, and is survived by his wife, Carrie, of Shenandoah; two sons, Maurice of Shenandoah and Wayne of Imogene and four grandchildren.

Therefore, Be It Resolved by the Senate of the Sixty-seventh General Assembly of Iowa: That in the passing of the Honorable Frank Morris Hoxie, 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.

CALVIN O. HULTMAN, Chairperson




The resolution was unanimously adopted.