Representative Albert Louis Mensing View All Years

Compiled Historical Information
Date of Death: 9/8/1973
Birth Place: Lowden, IA
Birth County: Cedar
Birth Country: USA
Party Affiliation: Republican
Assemblies Served:
House: 54 (1951) - 60 (1963)
62 (1967)
Home County: Cedar
Albert Louis Mensing
Cedar County


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

A. L. Mensing was born near Lowden, Iowa on October 27, 1896, son of Diedrich and Louise Ernsting Mensing.

Mr. Mensing married Elsa Rodenbeck in 1919 and to this union two sons were born.

Mr. Mensing operated a general mercantile business from 1915 until retirement January 1, 1953. He was vice president and director of American Trust and Savings Bank of Lowden. During the years from 1920 to 1928, Mr. Mensing was the mayor of Lowden, and from 1928 to 1936 he was the postmaster. Other activities include: President of Lowden Community Club, 1925-1939; chairman Red Cross branch, 1929-1942; Republican county chairman, 1942-1950; president of Cedar County Historical Society, 1957-1959. He was a veteran of World War I.

Mr. Mensing served as State Representative of Cedar County during the Fifty-fourth, Fifty-fifth, Fifty-sixth, Fifty-seventh, Fifty-eighth, Fifty-ninth, Sixtieth, Sixtieth Extra and Sixty-second sessions of the General Assembly.

At the time of his death on September 8, 1973, Mr. Mensing was survived by his wife Louise, and two sons, Wilmarth and Leon both of Lowden, two grandchildren and one great-grandchild, also, three brothers, Louis of Blue Earth, Minnesota and Paul and William of Lowden.

Therefore, Be It Resolved by the House of Representatives of the Sixty-fifth General Assembly of Iowa: That in the passing of the Honorable A. L. Mensing, 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 the Chief Clerk be directed to forward an enrolled copy to the family of the deceased.