Representative Willard M. Freed View All Years

Compiled Historical Information
Date of Death: 2/6/2001
Party Affiliation: Democrat
Assemblies Served:
House: 56 (1955) - 59 (1961)
Home County: Webster
Willard M. Freed
Webster County


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

Willard M. Freed was born on April 12, 1917. He was a graduate of Fort Dodge Tobin Business College, took pre-law at the University of Iowa, and received his law degree at Drake University.

He served 50 months with the Thirty-Fourth Infantry Division in World War II. He was with the Commandos during the African Invasion and received the bronze star.

Mr. Freed, a Democrat, served four terms in the House of Representatives, from 1955-1962.

In 1965, he was appointed by the Governor to regulate dairy practices. He was a long-time resident and practicing attorney in Iowa City.

Mr. Freed passed away on February 6, 2001 at the age of 83.

Now Therefore, Be It Resolved By The House Of Representatives Of The Eightieth General Assembly Of Iowa, That in the passing of the Honorable Willard M. Freed, 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.