Representative Niels J. Nielsen View All Years

Compiled Historical Information
Date of Death: 10/17/1967
Birth Place: Clinton, Iowa
Birth County: Clinton
Party Affiliation: Democrat
Assemblies Served:
House: 57 (1957) - 61 (1965)
Home County: Emmet
Niels J. Nielsen
Emmet County


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

Mr. Nielsen was born July 29, 1896, in Clinton, Iowa. He was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Niels J. Nielsen. He attended Clinton and Emmet County schools.

He married Edna Aagard, March 14, 1923. To this union were born three sons.

Mr. Nielsen’s career was a farmer. He served on the school board and the Iowa Lutheran Welfare Council. He also served as vice president of the Ringsted Telephone Company and was a past commander and chaplain of the American Legion. He took an active part as a member of Izaak Walton League, Kiwanis, and the Farm Bureau.

Mr. Nielsen, a Democrat, served in the Iowa House of Representatives in the Fifty-seventh, Fifty-eighth, Fifty-ninth, Sixtieth, Sixtieth Extra and Sixty-first sessions of the General Assembly as the Representative of Emmet and Palo Alto Counties. He passed away October 17, 1967.

Surviving Mr. Nielsen are his widow, living in Ringsted; two sons, Kenneth of St. Paul, Minnesota, and Norman of Ringsted; one sister, Mrs. Carrie Meyer, of San Rafael, California; and two grandsons.

Therefore, Be It Resolved by the House of Representatives of the Sixty-third General Assembly of Iowa: That in the passing of the Honorable Niels J. Nielsen, 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 services, 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.





House District 96
58th GA (1959)
Standing Committees
Legislation Sponsored
58th GA (1959)