Representative Emlin L. Bergeson View All Years

Compiled Historical Information
Date of Death: 12/20/1968
Birth Place: Graettinger, Iowa
Birth County: Palo Alto
Party Affiliation: Democrat
Assemblies Served:
House: 56 (1955)
Home County: Woodbury
Emlin L. Bergeson
Woodbury County


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

Emlin L. Bergeson was born in Graettinger, Iowa, on May 6, 1892.

His father, B. J. Bergeson, served as Representative from Palo Alto County in the Thirty-second General Assembly.

Mr. Bergeson attended Iowa State College and Morningside College, and served as superintendent of schools at Newhall, Iowa, and Center Junction, Iowa.

He married Lillian Petersen of Newhall, Iowa, on November 20, 1915. To this marriage one son: was born, John Bergeson.

Mr. Bergeson was a livestock commission merchant in the Sioux City stockyards beginning in 1919, and was manager of the Mid-West Livestock Commission for many years.

He was a member of the Morningside Presbyterian Church, Chamber of Commerce (past director), Masons (Abu Bekr Temple), B.P.O.E., F.O.E., Woodbury County Farm Bureau.

Mr. Bergeson was active in Democratic politics for many years. He was a member of the House of Representatives in the Fifty-sixth General Assembly.· He served on the Iowa State Tax Commission, as a commissioner, from 1957 through 1959. He passed away December 20, 1968.

Mr. Bergeson is survived by his widow, his son, John, three brothers, Milo B. “Mike” Bergeson, LeRoy “Buck” Bergeson, and Rollo H. Bergeson; three sisters, Mrs. C. B. Hoy, Mrs. Lee Blythe, and Mrs. Leo Wilson, and three grandchildren.

Therefore, Be It Resolved by the House of Representatives of the Sixty­third General Assembly of Iowa: That in the passing of the Honorable Emlin L. Bergeson, 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.