Representative Grant Lauer View All Years

Compiled Historical Information
Date of Death: 2/26/1966
Party Affiliation: Republican
Assemblies Served:
House: 55 (1953) - 56 (1955)
Home County: Fayette
Grant Lauer
Fayette County


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

Grant Lauer was born June 18, 1893, near Eldorado, and attended rural schools in that area. Later he was graduated from Upper Iowa University and attended Wartburg College.

On Nov. 24, 1914 he was married to Elisabeth Ann Winter, and to this union were born a son and two daughters.

Mr. Lauer farmed in Fayette County. He was a director of Production Credit Association, member of the board of the Good Samaritan Home and Hospital, secretary of the German Mutual Insurance Association, and director of Farmers Mutual Reinsurance Association. He was president of the Fayette County Fair Board for thirty-four years.

Mr. Lauer, a Republican, represented Fayette County in the Fifty-fifth and Fifty-sixth sessions of the General Assembly. He died February 26, 1966.

Mr. Lauer is survived by his widow, Elisabeth; two daughters, Mrs. Everett Vagts, Eldorado; and Mrs. Dale Ballinger, Denver, Colorado; a son, Arnold, of Hawkeye; two brothers, W. A. Lauer of West Union, and Henry of Denver, Colorado.

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