Senator Albert Weiss View All Years

Compiled Historical Information
Date of Death: 2/19/1966
Birth Place: Denison, IA
Birth County: Crawford
Party Affiliation: Republican
Assemblies Served:
Senate: 56 (1955) - 57 (1957)
House: 52 (1947)
53 (1949)
54 (1951) - 55 (1953)
Home County: Crawford
Albert Weiss
Crawford County


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

Albert Weiss was born July 16, 1885, in Crawford County, Iowa. He attended the Denison schools. He also attended Iowa State College and graduated in 1911 with a B. S. Degree in Animal Husbandry. He was a member of the Sigma Chi social fraternity.

He married Carrie L. Brown in 1915. To this union was born one son, Don L., who became a Lieutenant Colonel, pilot in the 9th Air Force and who lost his life on his 60th bombing mission June 22, 1944, over Caen, France.

Mr. Weiss was a member of the Methodist Church. He also was a member of the Masonic Lodge, Consistory and the Abu Bekr Shrine, National Exchange Club, Farm Bureau, and Chamber of Commerce.

Mr. Weiss founded the Denison Seed Company in 1917. He was athletic coach from 1910 to 1912 for the Denison High School, and taught in high school and coached athletics two years in Granite Falls, Minnesota.

Mr. Weiss, a Republican, served in the Iowa House of Representatives in the Fifty-second, Fifty-third, Fifty-fourth and Fifty-fifth sessions of the General Assembly as the representative of Crawford County. He also served in the Iowa Senate in the Fifty-sixth and Fifty-seventh sessions of the General Assembly as Senator from Crawford, Harrison and Monona Counties. He died Feb. 19, 1966.

Surviving Mr. Weiss are his widow; two brothers, Ted of Denison, and Walter of Council Bluffs, Iowa, and one granddaughter, Sue Ann Fischbeck of Mason City, Iowa.

THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES OF THE SIXTY-SECOND GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF IOWA: That in the passing of the Honorable Albert Weiss, 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, 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.