Representative Adrian Bernard Brinck View All Years

Compiled Historical Information
Date of Death: 7/3/2003
Birth Place: West Point, Iowa
Birth County: Lee
Party Affiliation: Democrat
Assemblies Served:
House: 58 (1959)
61 (1965)
63 (1969)
65 (1973)
Home County: Lee
Adrian Bernard Brinck
Lee County


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

Adrian Brinck was born October 31, 1913, to Bernard J. and Loretta Link Brinck in West Point, Iowa. He married Arlowine L. Arie from Fort Madison, Iowa on February 5, 1944.

He attended St. Mary Grade School and graduated from St. Mary’s Catholic High School in 1932. He worked with his father in the out-door advertising and theater business and hosted a political talk show “Good Government.” He enlisted in the Marines during World War II, serving from October 1942, through January 1944 and was discharged as a staff sergeant.

Adrian Brinck was active in politics and a member of various organizations: Knights of Columbus, Elks, American Legion, Moose, West Point Community Club, Fort Madison Chamber of Commerce, and Iowa Good Roads Association.

Mr. Brinck was active in politics and served on the West Point City Council, served two terms as Mayor, and one term as a Lee County Supervisor. He also served on the West Point Public School Board, Marquette School Board, West Point Library Board, the West Point Fire Department, as Commander of the American Legion Post No. 668, Executive Committee of the S.E. Iowa Boy Scouts, and as state legislative director for AARP.

A Democrat, Mr. Brinck was a member of the Fifty-eighth, Sixty-first, Sixty-third and Sixty-fifth General Assemblies.

Adrian B. Brinck died July 3, 2003 at the age of 89. He is survived by his wife; four sons: Michael Brinck (Marla) of Annapolis, Maryland; Steve Brinck (Laura) of West Point; John Brinck of West Point; Jim Brinck (Rhonda) of Fort Madison; three daughters: Mary Jo Metzler (Joe) of Alexandria, Virginia; Sallie Kloewer (Jim) of Keosauqua; Barbara Shafer (Robert) of Dubuque; 15 grandchildren, and one sister, Ruth Ryan of Olean, New York.

Now Therefore, Be It Resolved by the House of Representatives of the Eightieth General Assembly of Iowa, That in the passing of the Honorable Adrian B. Brinck, the State has lost an honored citizen and faithful and useful 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.