Representative Bert K. Fairchild View All Years

Compiled Historical Information
Date of Death: 11/27/1973
Birth Place: Danville, IL
Party Affiliation: Republican
Assemblies Served:
House: 53 (1949)
54 (1951)
55 (1953)
56 (1955)
57 (1957) - 58 (1959)
Home County: Ida
Bert K. Fairchild
Ida County


MR. SPEAKER: Your committee appointed to prepare a suitable resolution commemorating the life, character, and public service of the late Honorable Bert K. Fairchild begs leave to submit the following memorial:

Bert Fairchild was born at Danville, Illinois on October 25, 1891, the son of Harrison and Sarah Elizabeth Fairchild. He was educated in the public schools of Danville and the University of Illinois. He was a lifelong member of the United Methodist Church and served his church in many capacities.

Mr. Fairchild married Alma Weber of Tower Hill, Illinois in 1916, and to this union three children were born: Robert of Manteno, Illinois; John of Ida Grove; and a daughter Mrs. Barbara VanSteenburgh of DeKalb, Illinois. Mrs. Fairchild passed away on August 6, 1952.

He married Mrs. Pearl Griffin Bell of Ida Grove on September 2, 1958, at Hampton, Iowa.

Mr. Fairchild, a Republican, served as State Representative from Ida County in the Fifty-third, Fifty-fourth, Fifty-fifth, Fifty-sixth, Fifty-seventh and Fifty-eighth sessions of the General Assembly.

He was a retired farmer, served as President of the Ida County Farm Bureau and the Ida County Rural Electric Co-operative, and was a charter member of both organizations.

Mr. Fairchild passed away on November 27, 1973 after a long illness. Services were held at the United Methodist Church of Ida Grove, with burial in the Ida Grove Cemetery. Surviving are his wife Pearl; his two sons; a daughter; one sister, Mrs. Ruby Johnson of Danville, Illinois; eight grandchildren; and three great grandchildren.

Therefore, Be It Resolved by the House of Representatives of the Sixty-fifth General Assembly of Iowa: That in the passing of the Honorable Bert K. Fairchild, 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, and tender its sympathy to the members of the family.

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.