Representative Harold O. Fischer View All Years

Compiled Historical Information
Date of Death: 12/15/1991
Birth Place: Wellsburg, Iowa
Birth County: Grundy
Party Affiliation: Republican
Assemblies Served:
House: 58 (1959) - 65 (1973)
Home County: Grundy
Harold O. Fischer
Grundy County


Mr. Speaker: Your committee, appointed to prepare a suitable resolution commemorating the life, character, and public service of the late Honorable Harold O. Fischer begs leave to submit the following Memorial:

Harold O. Fischer was born August 4, 1917 in Wellsburg. On July 30, 1942 he married Jean Arthur and they had one son and two daughters.

Harold Fischer attended Iowa State Teachers College (now the University of Northern Iowa) and the American Institute of Business in Des Moines. He was employed by Look Magazine in Des Moines until 1940, when he was transferred to New York City. He served with the U.S. Army from June 1941 to December 1945, participating in five major military campaigns and attaining the rank of Captain. He was active in veterans organizations, particularly the American Legion, in which he served as post adjutant and county and district commander. In 1950 he started his own insurance and real estate business in Wellsburg which he ran until 1978, continuing in real estate until his death.

A Republican, Mr. Fischer represented Black Hawk, Butler, Franklin, Grundy, Marshall and Tama Counties during the Fifty-eighth, Fifty-ninth, Sixtieth, Sixtieth Extra, Sixty-first, Sixty-second, Sixty-third, Sixty-fourth and Sixty-fifth General Assemblies.

Harold O. Fischer died December 15, 1991. He is survived by his wife, Jean, of Wellsburg; his son, James of Nevada; two daughters, Nancy Montgomery of Claremore, Oklahoma and Mary Fischer of Des Moines; one sister, Mildred Clifford of Evansville, Indiana; and four grandchildren.

Now Therefore, Be It Resolved by the House of Representatives of the Seventy-fourth General Assembly of Iowa, That in the passing of the Honorable Harold O. Fischer, 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.