Representative Carl Hirsch View All Years

Compiled Historical Information
Date of Death: 12/29/1979
Party Affiliation: Republican
Assemblies Served:
House: 57 (1957) - 60 (1963)
Home County: Warren
Carl Hirsch
Warren County


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

Carl Hirsch was born on December 25, 1901 on a farm near Ankeny, Iowa. He attended Ankeny High School then moved to Warren County in 1917. Carl married Carolyn Murrow of Mitchellville, Iowa on February 14, 1926. They raised two children, one daughter and one son.

Carl Hirsch, a farmer, owned and operated a 480 acre farm in partnership with his son, Harlan. Carl was a breeder of Purebred Poland China hogs. Representative Hirsch was present of the National Poland China Record Association, and received a distinguished honor for service. He was President of Warren County Farm Bureau, President of the Warren County Fair Board, member of the Lions Club, Director of Peoples Trust and Savings Bank, President of Warren County Oil Company, Director of Greater Indianola Corporation, on the Advisory Committee to the Cooperative Extension Service at Iowa State University, past President of the Boy’s 4-H County Committee, and a member of the Center Chapel Methodist Church.

Representative Hirsch, a Republican, served Warren County in the Iowa House for four terms, the Fifty-seventh through the Sixtieth General Assemblies.

Representative Carl Hirsch died December 29th, 1979. He is survived by his wife, Carolyn, of Indianola; his daughter, Marjorie Rodgers of Indianola; his son, Harlan, of Indianola; 6 grandchildren; one brother, Floyd Hirsch of Polk City; and two sisters, Mrs. Hazel Lester of Slater and Mrs. Cecile Newsom of Des Moines.

Now Therefore, Be It Resolved by the House of Representatives of the Sixty-ninth General Assembly of Iowa, That in the passing of the Honorable Carl Hirsch, 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.





Text above from 69 GA (1981) House Journal Memorial Resolution
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