Representative Raymond D. Breakenridge View All Years

Compiled Historical Information
Date of Death: 8/4/1982
Birth County: Madison
Party Affiliation: Republican
Assemblies Served:
House: 56 (1955) - 57 (1957)
Home County: Madison
Raymond D. Breakenridge
Madison County


Mr. Speaker: Your committee, appointed to prepare a suitable resolution commemorating the life, character, and public service of the late Honorable Raymond Breakenridge, begs leave to submit the following memorial.

Raymond Breakenridge was born on August 17, 1897 to James and Helen Perkins Breakenridge, in Madison County, Iowa. On September 14, 1918 he married Vera Bowen of Chariton, Iowa. They had one daughter, Fern.

Mr. Breakenridge operated his own farm in Madison County which specialized in registered Shorthorn cattle. He was president of the county Shorthorn Breeder’s Association, a member of the Farm Bureau, a member of the Farmer’s Co-operative Association, a past member of the Farmer’s Electric Co-operative Association and County Fair Association, served as a Farm Bureau township director and was an active member of the West Star Methodist Church near Winterset, Iowa.

A Republican, Raymond Breakenridge represented Madison County in the Iowa House during the Fifty-sixth and Fifty-seventh General Assemblies.

Mr. Breakenridge died on August 4, 1982 in Louisiana at the age of 84. He is survived by his wife, Vera, and his daughter, Fern, both of Natchitoches, Louisiana, along with two grandchildren.

Now Therefore, Be It Resolved by the House of Representatives of the Seventieth General Assembly of Iowa, That in the passing of the Honorable Raymond Breakenridge, 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.