Representative George P. Rapson View All Years

Compiled Historical Information
Date of Death: 8/5/1996
Party Affiliation: Republican
Assemblies Served:
House: 58 (1959) - 59 (1961)
Home County: Cherokee
George P. Rapson
Cherokee County


Mr. Speaker: Your committee, appointed to prepare a suitable resolution commemorating the life, character, and public service of the late Honorable George P. Rapson begs to submit the following Memorial:

George P. Rapson was born on March 20, 1903, the son of John and Johanna (Scheinpfulg) Rapson. He had lived in Cherokee since 1935 and owned and operated Rapson Motor Company in Cherokee from 1935 until 1954. He had served on the Cherokee School Board, the Cherokee City Council, and was Cherokee Mayor from 1950 until 1958. Mr. Rapson was a past President of the Cherokee Rotary, past President of the Cherokee Chamber of Commerce, and was former Chairman of the Cherokee Industrial Corporation. In 1972, Mr. Rapson was awarded a plaque for service rendered to his community. He was a member and past master of Speculative Lodge #307 A.F. & A.M., a member of Sioux City Consistory and the Abu-Bekr Shrine Temple in Sioux City.

Mr. Rapson, a republican, served two terms in the House of Representatives from 1959-1962.

Mr. Rapson passed away on August 5, 1996 at the age of 93. Survivors include one son, George A. Rapson of Yorba Linda, California; two grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

Now Therefore, Be It Resolved By The House Of Representatives Of The Seventy-Ninth General Assembly Of Iowa, That in the passing of the Honorable George P. Rapson, 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.