Representative Jacob Van Zwol View All Years

Compiled Historical Information
Date of Death: 2/9/1962
Birth Place: Le Mars, IA
Birth County: Plymouth
Party Affiliation: Republican
Assemblies Served:
House: 53 (1949)
54 (1951)
55 (1953) - 56 (1955)
Home County: O’Brien
Jacob Van Zwol
O’Brien County


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

Jacob Van Zwol was born June 28, 1893 in Le Mars, Iowa, and passed away February 9, 1962. He was educated in the Le Mars schools.

On September 15, 1914, he was married to Mabel Hinkson of Stuart, Iowa. Two children were born to them: Helen E. Wareham of Chappaqua, New York; and Eunice M. Phillips of Waterloo, Iowa.

He started learning the printing trade at the age of twelve. He published the Boyden Reporter, in Sioux County for 14 years and then the Paullina Times in O’Brien County for 18 years.

Mr. Van Zwol was a member of the Presbyterian Church and held the offices of teacher, trustee and elder.

He served without salary as President of the Paullina Telephone Company for ten years. He was a member and chairman of the Frothingham Public Library, Water Safety Chairman of O’Brien County, Chairman of the Paullina Red Cross, charter member of the Lion’s Club, President of the Paullina Golf Club, and Representative from O’Brien County in the State Legislature from 1949 to 1957.

Besides his wife and daughters, he is survived by six grandchildren.

Therefore Be It Resolved by the House of Representatives of the Sixtieth General Assembly of Iowa: That in the passing of the Honorable Jacob Van Zwol, 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.