Representative Charles A. Korn View All Years

Compiled Historical Information
Date of Death: 12/16/2007
Birth Place: Wapello, Iowa
Birth County: Louisa
Party Affiliation: Democrat
Assemblies Served:
House: 61 (1965)
Home County: Harrison
Charles A. Korn
Harrison County


Charles Korn was born May 4, 1916 in Wapello, Iowa. He grew up in the Wapello area graduating from Wapello High School in mid 1930s. He attended Iowa Wesley College then transferred to Iowa State University. He graduated in 1947 after he served in the U.S. Navy during World War II in the Pacific Theater.

In 1947 he married Dorothy Clausen and they started farming in Wapello. After helping with his mother-in-law’s farm during her illness, they moved to Creston, where he joined the U.S. Soil Conservation Office. In 1956 he was transferred to Logan, Iowa after eight years he left for new employment. Charles left the Conservation Office and went to work for the Harrison County Sanitation and Health Department and also did some work with the Zoning Administrator. He was involved in his community by helping with the Western Iowa Experimental Farm, Logan Kiwanis and aided in forming the Harrison County Development Corp in the 1960s.

Charles was a Democrat from Harrison County who was elected to the Iowa House of Representatives in the fall of 1964 serving in the Sixty-first General Assembly. He was the lead sponsor of the bill that ended capital punishment in Iowa.

Representative Korn passed away on December 16, 2007 at the age of 91.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES OF THE EIGHTY-FIFTH GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF IOWA, That in the passing of the Honorable Charles Korn, 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.




House District 32
61st GA (1965)
Legislation Sponsored
61st GA (1965)