Representative Melvin Wilson View All Years

Compiled Historical Information
Date of Death: 4/22/1980
Party Affiliation: Republican
Assemblies Served:
House: 48 (1939)
49 (1941)
50 (1943)
55 (1953)
56 (1955) - 57 (1957)
Home County: Calhoun
Melvin Wilson
Calhoun County
Rockwell City Calhoun County Republican Born at Paton, Greene county, Iowa, April 26, 1890. Son of David W. and Flora Wilson. Educated in the schools of Greene county. Married January 28, 1913, to Mary E. White. Father of six children: Mildred, Walter who gave his life in World War II, Richard, Mabel, Marion and Marjorie. Engaged in farming until 1928 in Greene county. Moved to Lake City, Iowa, in 1928 and engaged in the rendering business until 1943. Served on the Lake City council for several years and gave much time to Boy Scout work. A member of Kiwanis, was lieutenant governor of Kiwanis division three of Nebraska-Iowa district in 1944. Moved to Twin Lakes, Rockwell City in 1950. Owns and manages two farms. Served in the House of Representatives in the 48th, 49th, 50th and 50th Extra session; also the of the and 56th sessions. Serving fifth term.