Representative Dale L. Tieden View All Years

Compiled Historical Information
Date of Death: 11/3/1994
Party Affiliation: Republican
Assemblies Served:
Senate: 65 (1973) - 74 (1991)
House: 61 (1965) - 64 (1971)
Home County: Clayton
Dale L. Tieden
Clayton County


Dale L. Tieden was born October 11, 1922, and died on November 3, 1994, at the age of 72. Mr. Tieden graduated from Elkader High School and Elkader Junior College and attended the University of Iowa. A lifelong resident of rural Elkader, Mr. Tieden was engaged in farming on the land held by his family for over 100 years; in addition to managing feed livestock and a fertilizer operation. Mr. Tieden was a member of the United Church of Christ (where he served on the church council) and was active in many professional and civic organizations including the Masonic Lodge, Farm Bureau, Izaak Walton League, Rotary, Lions, Chamber Commerce, Sierra Club, Heritage Foundation and Shriners, where he entertained the young and old as a clown with his imaginary dog. Senator Tieden enjoyed watching Iowa Hawkeye football games in Iowa City, fishing with his friends at Dead Lake in Canada, traveling (especially in fast cars), and simply visiting with family and friends.

Senator Tieden first joined the Iowa State Legislature in 1964 when he was elected to the House of Representatives. After serving in the House for eight years, Senator Tieden was elected as a State Senator in 1972. During his time in the Legislature, Senator Tieden acted as an ardent conservationist; pushing for appropriations for parks and other outdoor recreation projects. He received the Iowa Conservation Award of Merit given by the Iowa Chapter of the Wildlife Society and a commendation by Governor Ray for his tireless conservation work. He also received citations for his commitment to long term care and affordable Health Care. Senator Tieden retired in 1992 after serving the people of Iowa for twenty-eight years in the State of Iowa Legislature. His commitments to the people of Iowa were recognized in a dedication to Senator Tieden, signed by President George Bush, United States Senator Charles Grassley, and Governor Branstad.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE SENATE OF THE SEVENTY-SIXTH GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF IOWA: That in the passing of the Honorable Dale L. Tieden, the State has lost an honored citizen and a faithful and useful public servant, and that the Senate by this Resolution, expresses its appreciation of his service to the State and tenders its sympathy and kindest regards to the members of his family.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED: That a copy of this resolution be spread upon the Journal of the Senate and that the Secretary of the Senate be instructed to forward an enrolled copy to the family of the deceased.





House District 70
61st GA (1965)
Legislation Sponsored
61st GA (1965)