Representative Edward C. Norland View All Years

Compiled Historical Information
Date of Death: 10/12/1990
Party Affiliation: Republican
Assemblies Served:
House: 56 (1955)
Home County: Palo Alto
Edward C. Norland
Palo Alto County


Mr. Speaker: Your committee, appointed to prepare a suitable resolution commemorating the life, character, and public service of the late Honorable Edward C. Norland begs leave to submit the following Memorial:

Edward C. Norland was born on February 9, 1922. On September 17, 1960, he married Beverly Hjelmervick. They had one son and one daughter.

A lifetime resident of Palo Alto County, Edward Norland graduated from Cylinder High School. After graduating from high school Edward Norland started farming and worked with his father at the Norland and Son Hog Buying Station in Cylinder. He attended Waldorf College and received his degree from Iowa State University. He also completed studies at the Graduate School of Banking at the University of Wisconsin. In 1958 he was a member of an Iowa Goodwill Farm Delegation to Russia. He began his banking career as an assistant cashier at Iowa Trust & Savings Bank in Emmetsburg in 1959.

For twenty-four years Mr. Norland served the City of Emmetsburg on the Municipal Utilities Board of Trustees; served as President of the Emmetsburg Chamber of Commerce; was a member of the Iowa State Extension Advisory Board and on the Iowa Bankers Association Board; served as Treasurer of Lakeside Lutheran Home in Emmetsburg, and was a former member of the Cylinder Lions Club.

A Republican, Mr. Norland represented Palo Alto County during the Fifty-sixth General Assembly.

Edward C. Norland died October 12, 1990. He is survived by his wife, Beverly of Emmetsburg; his son, Mark of San Francisco, California; his daughter, Mrs. Robert (April) McElwee of South Bend, Indiana; two sisters, Mrs. R. A. (Orlue) Regier of Dallas, Oregon and Mrs. Lester (Luetta) Rhodes of Grimes; and four brothers, Albert and James of Mankato, Minnesota; Howard of Lincoln, Nebraska and Charles of Davis, Illinois.

Now Therefore, Be It Resolved by the House of Representatives of the Seventy-fourth General Assembly of Iowa, That in the passing of the Honorable Edward C. Norland, 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.

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.