Senator George Donald Bellman View All Years
MR. PRESIDENT: G. D. “Don” Bellman was born September 19, 1894, at Melrose, Iowa. He passed away September 27, 1985, in Vinton, Iowa at the age of 91.
Mr. Bellman attended rural schools and Simpson College. He was owner of a dairy farm. He was married to Margaret Glascock on January 16, 1918, and they had three children, Irene (Mrs. Kenneth B. Kramer) of Vinton, Iowa, Kathryn (Mrs. Eugene A. Braught) of Weslaco, Texas, and Robert E. of Wilmore, Kentucky.
Senator Bellman was elected to serve in the Iowa Senate in the 1952 election. He served two terms in the Senate during the 55th (1953-1954) and 56th (1955-1956) General Assemblies.
Mr. Bellman was long an advocate of crop rotation, soil conservation and good farming practices. He was host to the All Iowa Soil Conservation Field Day in 1947. He was a member of the Methodist Church, Farm Bureau, Warren County Fair Board, Treasurer of the School Board, Director of the Des Moines Cooperative Dairy, Director and Vice President of the Central Iowa Production Credit Association, Director and Vice President of the Warren County Oil Company, Master Farmer 1946, a Mason of Eastern Star, and Consistory of Shrine and Rotary Clubs.
NOW THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE SENATE OF THE SEVENTY-FIRST GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF IOWA: That in the passing of the Honorable G. D. Bellman, 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 his community, state and nation and tenders its sympathy and kindest regards to 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.
DONALD DOYLE, Chair
GEORGE R. KINLEY