Representative Oren H. Johnson View All Years

Compiled Historical Information
Date of Death: 1/23/1969
Birth County: Hancock
Party Affiliation: Democrat
Assemblies Served:
House: 58 (1959)
Home County: Hancock
Oren H. Johnson
Hancock County


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

Oren H. Johnson was born January 17, 1897, in Hancock County, near Kanawha, Iowa. He was the son of Thor and Martha Johnson. He attended local public school at Kanawha.

He married Mildred Hoff, Fairmont, Minnesota, April 2, 1923.

Mr. Johnson was a farm owner and operator, rural mail carrier, 1926-1956. He was a member of the American Lutheran Church and served as treasurer for twelve years. He was an overseas veteran of World War I for one and a half years, member of American Legion, member of Lions Club, served as President, and was chairman of American Cancer Society, from which he received framed Crusade Citations for helping to strengthen the fight against cancer. He was active in all community affairs.

Mr. Johnson, a Democrat, served in the Iowa House of Representatives in the Fifty-eighth session of the General Assembly as the Representative of Hancock County. He was very active in politics. He passed away January 23, 1969.

Surviving Mr. Johnson are his widow, Mildred; two sisters, Mrs. Ernest (Evelyn) Phillips of Grand Junction, Colorado, and Mrs. John (Bernice) Wilkin of Forest City, Iowa; and a brother, Doctor Melvin T. Johnson of Washington, D. C.

Therefore, Be It Resolved by the House of Representatives of the Sixty-third General Assembly of Iowa: That in the passing of the Honorable Oren H. Johnson, 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.