Representative Robert W. Naden View All Years

Compiled Historical Information
Date of Death: 3/9/2002
Birth Place: Osage, Iowa
Party Affiliation: Republican
Assemblies Served:
House: 56 (1955) - 60 (1963)
Home County: Hamilton
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Robert W. Naden
Hamilton County


Mr. Speaker: Your committee, appointed to prepare a suitable resolution commemorating the life, character, and public service of the late Honorable Robert W. Naden begs to submit the following Memorial:

Mr. Naden was born May 6, 1921 in Osage, Iowa. He lived in Webster City most of his life. He began his career at Naden and Sons Electric Scoreboard Company and retired as president of Naden Industries. He was a Navy veteran of World War II. Mr. Naden was a former Webster City mayor and city councilman and was a past president and District Lieutenant Governor of Noon Kiwanis and a member of Acacia Masonic Lodge. He served as administrative board chairman, lay leader and a Sunday school teacher at his church.

Mr. Naden, a republican, served five terms in the House of Representatives from 1955-1964, during which he served as Majority Floor Leader and Speaker of the House.

Mr. Naden passed away March 9, 2002. He is survived by his wife, Dorothy; a son, Russell of Webster City; three daughters, Janet Wineland of Ponca, Nebraska, Candace Myers of Englewood, Colorado and Leah Hinderks of Webster City; a sister, Doris Coppola of Des Moines; ten grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Now Therefore, Be It Resolved By The House Of Representatives Of The Seventy-Ninth General Assembly Of Iowa, That in the passing of the Honorable Robert W. Naden, 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.