Representative James T. Caffrey View All Years
JAMES T. CAFFREY
MR. SPEAKER: Your committee, appointed to prepare a suitable resolution commemorating the life, character and public service of the late Honorable James T. Caffrey, begs leave to submit the following memorial:
James T. Caffrey was born in New York, New York, on February 19, 1909, and moved to Des Moines in February of 1943. He attended Xavier High School, graduated from Manhattan Prep, New York City, and attended Drake Community College for industrial relations courses.
Mr. Caffrey married Veronica Adrian in 1941. To this union were born two daughters, Veronica and Velda.
He was employed by Firestone Tire and Rubber Company from 1945 until his retirement in 1974. He was president of United Rubber Workers Union Local 310, vice-president of the South Central Iowa Federation of Labor, AFL-CIO, and a member of United Rubber Workers international executive board.
He was a member and trustee of St. Anthony’s Church, a member of the Knights of Columbus Council 644, the Fourth Degree Knights of Columbus of Dowling General Assembly, and the Dowling Club. He was active in the Easter Seal Society, Des Moines Boys’ Club, United Campaign and Future-of-Des Moines Committee.
Mr. Caffrey, a Democrat, served Polk County as a representative in the Sixty-first, Sixty-second, Sixty-third, Sixty-fifth and Sixty-sixth General Assemblies.
Mr. Caffrey’s sudden and untimely death occurred at Chicago, Illinois, on April 24, 1976. He left to survive him his wife, two daughters, a brother, a sister and seven grandchildren.
Therefore, Be It Resolved by the House of Representatives of the Sixty-sixth General Assembly of Iowa: That in the passing of the late Honorable James T. Caffrey, the state has lost a valuable and honored citizen and the House would express its appreciation of his character and public service and tender, by this resolution, its sincere and heartfelt sympathy to his beloved family in their great sorrow and loss.
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.
JACK E. WOODS
RICHARD L. BYERLY
HORACE C. DAGGETT
JOHN H. CONNORS
CARL V. NIELSEN
NORMAN G. JESSE
C. W. “BILL” HUTCHINS
ROBERT M. KREAMER