Representative Jack Nicholas Milroy View All Years

Compiled Historical Information
Date of Death: 1/4/2004
Birth Place: Manchester, Iowa
Birth County: Delaware
Party Affiliation: Republican
Assemblies Served:
House: 56 (1955) - 58 (1959)
Home County: Benton
Jack Nicholas Milroy
Benton County


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

Jack N. Milroy was born May 31, 1923 in Manchester to James H. and Margaret (Nichols) Milroy. His family later moved to Vinton and he graduated from Lincoln High School in 1941. In 1948 he graduated from Grinnell College and began his practice as an attorney with his father’s law firm after receiving his law degree from the University of Iowa in 1951.

During World War II, Jack served in the U.S. Army from 1943 to 1946 and was stationed in Europe.

As an active member of his community and his profession, Jack was a member of and served on several boards of the Vinton Lions Club; served on Vinton’s first Airport Commission, and the first Benton County Board of Health. He was a member of the Chamber of Commerce, the Vinton Development Board, the Geo. G. Luckey American Legion Post #57 and served as Judge Advocate of the Iowa Department of the American Legion from 1959 to 1961. For 18 years he served on the Virginia Gay Hospital Board and the Health Care Foundation at St. Luke’s Hospital in Cedar Rapids. He served on the Alumni Board of Grinnell College for six years and was honored as Alumni of the Year in 1968 for the class of ’48. For two years, Jack was President of the Hawkeye Area Boy Scout Council, was a National Council Representative and received the Silver Beaver Award, the highest award given to volunteers. He was also a Charter Member of The Society of Hospital Attorneys, and served on the Board of the Keystone Savings Bank for seven years.

On September 5, 1970, he married Virginia Hurless. She preceded him in death on March 3, 2001.

A Republican, Mr. Milroy was a member of the Fifty-sixth, Fifty-seventh, and Fifty-eighth General Assemblies.

Jack N. Milroy passed away January 4, 2004, at the age of 80.

Now Therefore, Be It Resolved by the House of Representatives of the Eighty-first General Assembly of Iowa, That in the passing of the Honorable Jack N. Milroy, 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.