Representative William E. Darrington View All Years

Compiled Historical Information
Date of Death: 8/16/1988
Birth Place: Pottawattamie County, IA
Party Affiliation: Republican
Assemblies Served:
House: 54 (1951) - 60 (1963)
62 (1967) - 63 (1969)
Home County: Harrison
William E. Darrington
Harrison County


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

William E. Darrington was born May 31, 1904 in Neola, Iowa. On March 22,1933 he married Mabel Gravert. They had one son and one daughter.

Mr. Darrington lived in the Neola-Persia area all of his life and on the same farm for fifty-five years. He was co-owner of the Persia Milling Company for twenty-two years; was a member of the Persia RLDA Church; the Farm Bureau; Scottish Rite 32, Omaha, Royal Arch Masons of Iowa; past Master of both Craftsman Lodge AF & AM, Persia and Agate Lodge AF & AM, Neola; was a director of the Home Savings Bank of Persia for forty-five years; served ten years on AAA; was a charter member and past president of the board of directors for the Harrison County Historical Village.

A Republican, Mr. Darrington represented Harrison County during the Fifty-fourth, Fifty-fifth, Fifty-sixth, Fifty-seventh, Fifty-eighth, Fifty-ninth, Sixtieth, Sixtieth Extra, Sixty-second and Sixty-third General Assemblies.

William E. Darrington died August 16,1988. His survivors include his wife, Mabel; his son, William W. Darrington of Persia; his daughter, Lola Graalff of Council Bluffs; a brother, Howard of Neola; three sisters, Lillian Darrington of Council Bluffs, Ruth E. Anderson of Honey Creek and Adah E. Hall of Torrance, California; four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Now Therefore, Be It Resolved by the House of Representatives of the Seventy-third General Assembly of Iowa, That in the passing of the Honorable William E. Darrington, 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.