Representative Charles R. Burtch View All Years

Compiled Historical Information
Date of Death: 11/21/1972
Birth Place: Osage, Iowa
Birth County: Mitchell
Party Affiliation: Republican
Assemblies Served:
House: 55 (1953) - 58 (1959)
Home County: Mitchell
Charles R. Burtch
Mitchell County


Mr. Speaker: Your committee, appointed to prepare a suitable resolution commemorating the life, character and public service of the late Honorable Charles Burtch, begs leave to submit the following memorial:

Charles Burtch was born in Osage, Iowa, July 2, 1893, the son of Adoniram Judson and Adelia Robertson Burtch.

He graduated from Osage High School in Osage, Iowa in 1912, was a veteran of World War I, taught in a rural school and engaged in farming.

Mr. Burtch married Ruth Forward on December 22, 1923. To this union were born three daughters: Dorothy, Barbara and Elizabeth.

He was a member of the Mitchell County Farm Bureau, was a charter member of the Mitchell County Historical Society, Masonic Order and was a lifelong member of the Baptist Church.

Mr. Burtch, a Republican, was a member of the Fifty-fifth, Fifty-sixth, Fifty-seventh and Fifty-eighth General Assemblies, representing Mitchell County. He passed away November 21, 1972, and is survived by his wife, Ruth, and daughters Mrs. C. R. (Dorothy) Anderson, Lake Havasu City, Arizona; Mrs. James (Beth) Lothringer, LaMesa, California and Mrs. John (Barbara) Oxenford, Castle Rock, Colorado and his sister, Mrs. Mary Hudson, Osage, Iowa.

Therefore, Be It Resolved by the House of Representatives of the Sixty-seventh General Assembly of Iowa: That in the passing of the late Honorable Charles Burtch, 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.