Representative Eldon Monk Morgan View All Years
ELDON MONK MORGAN
Mr. Speaker: Your committee, appointed to prepare a suitable resolution commemorating the life, character, and public service of the late Honorable Eldon Monk Morgan, begs leave to submit the following memorial:
Mr. Morgan was born on July 22, 1890. He was united in marriage to Zana Irene Witt on May 18, 1918. To this union was born one daughter.
Mr. Morgan was a rural mail carrier in Mahaska County for 41 years before, at age 70 and his retirement from the Civil Service, he entered politics. He was a veteran of World War I, Battery F, 163rd Artillery Brigade, A.E.F. He was an elder of the First Christian Church, Oskaloosa. Other organizations included: Masonic Lodge, Knights of Pythias, American Legion, Kiwanis International, Red Cross, Veterans of World War I, and National Association of Retired Civil Service Employees.
He was a Democrat, the first ever to be elected from Mahaska County which he represented. He served in the Sixty-first General Assembly.
Mr. Morgan died on March 7, 1981 in Glen Hill Convalescent Center, Danbury, Connecticut. He is survived by his daughter, Mrs. Cornelius Ryan (Kathryn Morgan Ryan) of Ridgefield, Connecticut; two grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
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 Eldon Monk Morgan, 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.
HAROLD VAN MAANEN
WILLIAM W. DIELEMAN