Representative Martin E. Sar View All Years

Compiled Historical Information
Date of Death: 7/25/1964
Birth Place: Essex, IA
Birth County: Page
Birth Country: USA
Party Affiliation: Republican
Assemblies Served:
House: 54 (1951) - 57 (1957)
Home County: Floyd
Martin E. Sar
Floyd County


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

Martin E. Sar, was born on a farm near Essex, Iowa, on February 24, 1886. He was the son of Charles and Anna Sar.

He was educated in the local schools and then he attended Iowa State University where he received a Bachelor of Arts dgree in 1913 and a Masters degree in Agriculture in 1921.

He married Ada Gronberg on February 24, 1915.

Mr. Sar was a Farm Manager for the Collins Farm Company from 1926 to 1932. He organized the Sar Seed Farm in 1932.

Mr. Sar moved to Charles City in 1933.

Mr. Sar was a member of the St. John Lutheran Church of Charles City. He was a past president of the Charles City Rotary Club and past president of the Floyd County Farm Bureau.

Mr. Sar served in the House of Representatives in the Fifty-fourth, Fifty-fifth, Fifty-sixth and Fifty-seventh Sessions of the Iowa General Assembly.

Mr. Sar died July 25, 1964 and was buried in the Swedish Lutheran Cemetery at Essex, Iowa.

He is survived by his wife Ada of Charles City, and two sons, Robert, of rural Charles City, and Allen, also of Charles City.

Therefore, Be It Resolved by the House of Representatives of Sixty-first General Assembly of Iowa: That in the passing of the Honorable Martin E. Sar the state has lost an honored citizen and a faithful and useful public servant, and the House by this resolution would express 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 the Chief Clerk be directed to forward an enrolled copy to the family of the deceased.