Representative Conrad Ossian View All Years

Compiled Historical Information
Date of Death: 6/6/1976
Birth Place: Stanton, Iowa
Birth County: Montgomery
Party Affiliation: Republican
Assemblies Served:
House: 57 (1957) - 63 (1969)
Home County: Montgomery
Conrad Ossian
Montgomery County


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

Conrad Ossian was born in Stanton, Iowa, March 27, 1900, the son of Emma C. and Albert G. Ossian.

He attended grade and high school at Stanton, Iowa and completed a business course at the Business College of Wahoo, Nebraska.

Mr. Ossian married Mabel F. Swanson on November 15, 1922, who preceded him in death on April 10, 1959. To this union two children were born, Donald E. and Crystal.

He was a life time member of the Mamerlund Lutheran Church of Stanton, Iowa, and was secretary for the building committee. He served for two terms as supervisor of Montgomery County, was past member and president of the Red Oak school board, member of the Rotary, Farm Bureau, Masons and Izaak Walton League. He was an ardent sportsman. He also owned and operated the Stanton Grocery and Produce for nineteen years and was a farm owner and operator.

Mr. Ossian, a Republican, was a member of the Fifty—seventh, Fifty—eighth, Fifty—ninth, Sixtieth, Sixtieth Extra, Sixty—first, Sixty—second and Sixty—third General Assemblies, representing Adams and Montgomery Counties. He led the fight on the floor of the House of Representatives to have the gold leaf placed on the dome of the capitol. One of his real interests was in associating with the members of the House and Senate.

Mr. Ossian passed away on June 6, 1976 and is survived by his son, Donald; daughter, Crystal; four grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

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 Conrad Ossian, 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 the 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.