Representative John Gray View All Years

Compiled Historical Information
Date of Death: 3/5/1962
Birth County: Mahaska
Party Affiliation: Republican
Assemblies Served:
Senate: 59 (1961)
House: 56 (1955) - 58 (1959)
Home County: Mahaska
John Gray
Mahaska County


MR. PRESIDENT: Your committee, appointed to prepare a suitable resolution commemorating the life, character and public service of the late Honorable John S. Gray, begs leave to submit the following memorial:

John S. Gray was born in Mahaska County on September 5, 1907, and passed away March 5, 1962, at the age of fifty-four. He was the son of Walter S. and Grace Wright Gray. On May 19, 1934, he married Helen Lamond of Oskaloosa. They had one son, John S. Gray of Oskaloosa.

Mr. Gray attended school and William Penn College in Oskaloosa, and Capital City Business College in Des Moines.

He entered active politics in 1954 when he was elected State Representative from Mahaska County. He served three terms, then was elected State Senator in 1960.

Mr. Gray served as Spring Creek Trustee and Assessor, was president of the Mahaska County Board of Education, Mahaska Farm Bureau, and Board of Trustees of the Central Methodist Church, and was a member of the Masonic Lodge, Rotary Club and the Oskaloosa Chamber of Commerce.

Mr. Gray had engaged in farming east of Oskaloosa.

In addition to his widow, Mr. Gray is survived by a son, John S. Gray of Oskaloosa, two brothers, Joe W. Gray of Oskaloosa and William W. Gray of Searsboro, and one sister, Mrs. L. Virgil Briggs of Hampton.

Therefore, Be It Resolved by the Senate of the Sixtieth General Assembly of Iowa: That in the passing of the Honorable John S. Gray, the state has lost an honored citizen and a faithful and useful servant, and the Senate 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 Senate and that the Secretary of the Senate be directed to forward an enrolled copy to each member of the family of the deceased.





The resolution was unanimously adopted.