Senator Charles W. Nelson View All Years

Compiled Historical Information
Date of Death: 1/28/1972
Birth Place: Packwood, Iowa
Birth County: Jefferson
Party Affiliation: Republican
Assemblies Served:
Senate: 55 (1953) - 56 (1955)
House: 47 (1937) - 48 (1939)
Home County: Jefferson
Charles W. Nelson
Jefferson County


MR. PRESIDENT: Your committee, appointed to prepare a suitable resolution commemorating the life, character and public service of the late Honorable Charles W. Nelson, begs leave to submit the following memorial:

Charles W. Nelson was born on July 6, 1908 in Packwood, Iowa. He was reared and educated in the Packwood community and attended Parsons College and the University of Iowa. On November 27, 1930, he was married to Marie Mills at Washington, Iowa. Mr. Nelson operated a hatchery in Packwood for thirty years, and at the time of his death, was owner and operator of ‘Small Town Antiques’ in Packwood.

He was a member of the Packwood Methodist Church, Masonic Lodge No. 104, past master of the Abingdon Masonic Lodge, El Chanon Commandery No. 28, I.N.R.I. Council No. 50, McCord Chapter No. 4, R.A.M., Kaaba Shrine and Fairfield Shrine Club.

Charles Nelson served as Republican Senator from Jefferson and Van Buren Counties during the Fifty-fifth and Fifty-sixth General Assemblies, and as Representative from Jefferson County during the Forty-seventh and Forty-eighth General Assemblies.

At the time of his death on January 28, 1972, Mr. Nelson was survived by his widow, Marie; his twin sister, Mrs. Louise Neese, Webster City; one brother, Harlan, Birmingham; one daughter, Mrs. Keith Fawcett, Green Bay, Wisconsin; and three grandchildren.

Therefore, Be It Resolved by the Senate of the Sixty-fourth General Assembly of Iowa: That in the passing of the Honorable Charles W. Nelson, the state has lost an honored citizen and a faithful and useful public servant, and the Senate 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 Senate and that the Secretary of the Senate be directed to forward an enrolled copy to the family of the deceased.





The resolution was unanimously adopted.