Representative Amos C. Peterson View All Years

Compiled Historical Information
Date of Death: 3/7/1987
Party Affiliation: Republican
Assemblies Served:
House: 55 (1953) - 56 (1955)
Home County: Chickasaw
Amos C. Peterson
Chickasaw County


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

Amos C. Peterson was born on June 27, 1892, near Nashua, Iowa. On April 18, 1917 he married Rilla Butler, to which union one son was born.

A farmer, Mr. Peterson raised and bred registered Holstein cattle and purebred Duroc hogs. He was a member of the Methodist Church; the Iowa Farm Bureau; the Nashua School Board; township trustee; director of Farm Bureau; secretary of Nashua Co-op Creamery; director of Nashua Equity and Lumber Co.; and director of the Big 4 Fair Association.

A Republican, Mr. Peterson represented Chickasaw County during the Forty-fifth and Forty-sixth General Assemblies.

Amos C. Peterson died March 7,1987. He is survived by his wife, Rilla Peterson, of Waterloo; his son, Roger, of Allison; two sisters, Lyla (Mrs. Russel) Chambers, of Charles City, and Vina (Mrs. Robert) Chambers, of Modesto, California; two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Now Therefore, Be It Resolved by the House of Representatives of the Seventy-second General Assembly of Iowa, That in the passing of the Honorable Amos C. Peterson, 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.