Representative A. Gordon Stokes View All Years
A. GORDON STOKES
Mr. Speaker: Your committee, appointed to prepare a suitable resolution commemorating the life, character and public service of the late Honorable A. Gordon Stokes, begs leave to submit the following memorial.
A. Gordon Stokes was born February 16, 1898, in Plymouth County. He received his education in the schools of Plymouth County and started farming for himself in 1920.
Mr. Stokes married Laura (Dollie) Bixby in 1930. He was a past president of the County Farm Bureau, president of Oyen Cooperative Elevator Company, charter member of the Northwest Iowa Farm Business Association and a director of the First National Bank of Le Mars. Mr. Stokes was a member and elder of the Presbyterian Church, a member of the Masonic Bodies, Shrine and Eastern Star, and of the Rotary.
A Republican, Mr. Stokes served in the Fifty-ninth, Sixtieth, Sixtieth Extra, Sixty-first, Sixty-second, Sixty-third, and Sixty-fourth sessions of the General Assembly representing Plymouth County.
Mr. Stokes passed away on May 28, 1978, and is survived by his wife Dollie, his brother Carleton of Le Mars and his sister Hazel M. Stokes of Vermillion, South Dakota.
Therefore, Be It Resolved by the House of Representatives of the Sixty-seventh General Assembly of Iowa: That in the passing of the Honorable A. Gordon Stokes, 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, and tender its sympathy to the members of the family.
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.
LYLE R. STEPHENS
LESTER D. MENKE
WILLIS E. JUNKER