Representative Earl LeRoy Chambers View All Years

Compiled Historical Information
Date of Death: 8/9/1958
Birth County: Tama
Party Affiliation: Democrat
Assemblies Served:
House: 56 (1955) - 57 (1957)
Home County: Pocahontas
Earl LeRoy Chambers
Pocahontas County


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

Earl L. Chambers was born December 10, 1899, near Traer, Iowa, and passed away on August 9, 1958, at the Palo Alto Memorial Hospital, Emmetsburg, Iowa, at the age of 58.

He graduated from the Rolfe high school in 1916 and from Coe College, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, in 1921.

On September 1, 1926, he was married to Pearl B. Sandvig, who survives him. To this union were born four children, Isabelle, Frances, Elwood and Garland.

Earl Chambers taught in schools at Ruthven, Ayrshire, Rolfe and Pocahontas. He maintained an active interest in sports and for many years acted as a high school basketball coach. In 1929 he engaged in farming and followed this vocation for the remaining 29 years of his life.

He was a member of the Methodist church, Masonic lodge, Eastern Star and American Legion; also was a former member of the school board, township clerk, and a member of the executive board of the American Legion. Mr. Chambers was a veteran of World War I. In 1955 he was elected state representative from Pocahontas County and was re-elected in 1957, serving in the Fifty-sixth and Fifty-seventh sessions of the General Assembly.

Besides his widow, Earl L. Chambers is survived by his four children, Mrs. Isabelle Flanigan of Riverside, California, Mrs. Frances Measom of Azusa, California, Elwood of Santa Maria, California, and Garland of Rialto, California.

Therefore, Be It Resolved by the House of Representatives of the Fifty-eighth General Assembly of Iowa: That in the passing of the Honorable Earl L. Chambers, the state has lost an honored citizen and a faithful, useful servant, and the House, by this resolution, would express its appreciation of his service, and tender its sympathy to the members of his 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.