Representative William Lewis Mooty View All Years

Compiled Historical Information
Date of Death: 6/16/1992
Birth Place: Grundy County, IA
Birth County: Grundy
Birth Country: USA
Party Affiliation: Republican
Assemblies Served:
House: 54 (1951) - 57 (1957)
Home County: Grundy
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William Lewis Mooty
Grundy County


William L. Mooty was born May 23, 1906, Washington Township, Grundy County, and was a lifelong resident of the community. He passed away June 16, 1992 at the age of 86 years.

Mr. Mooty attended Reinbeck public schools. He attended the University of Iowa where he received a B.A. degree in 1928, and L.L.B. degree, and was admitted to the Iowa Bar Association in 1930. He married Jean Lehman in 1946 and they were the parents of two daughters, Marcia Mooty and Helen Boyer, both of Reinbeck, Iowa. There is one granddaughter.

Mr. Mooty was elected to the Iowa House of Representatives in November, 1950, and served for eight years in the 37th, 38th, 45th and 45th Extra General Assemblies. Mr. Mooty served as speaker of the Iowa House of Representatives for three years. Mooty, a Republican, served as Lieutenant Governor from 1960-1964, in the 54th, 55th, 56th, and 57th General Assemblies. He worked on a reapportionment plan after the 1960 census.

Mr. Mooty was elected to the Grundy Center City Council, and then was Grundy County attorney from 1932 to 1936. He also served on the board of directors of the Grundy National Bank. He served as an elder in the First Presbyterian Church, Grundy Center, American Legion, Rotary, Mason, and Odd Fellow.

During World War II, Mr. Mooty worked briefly for the Federal Bureau of Investigation. He was commissioned by the Army Air Corps in 1942 and was discharged in 1946 as a major.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE SENATE OF THE SEVENTY-FIFTH GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF IOWA: That in the passing of the Honorable William L. Mooty, the State has lost an honored citizen and a faithful and useful public servant, and that the Senate by this Resolution, expresses its appreciation of his service to the State and tenders 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 instructed to forward an enrolled copy to the family of the deceased.