Representative Vernon N. Bennett View All Years

Compiled Historical Information
Date of Death: 11/30/2008
Birth Place: Winterset, Iowa
Birth County: Madison
Party Affiliation: Democrat
Assemblies Served:
House: 62 (1967)
63 (1969) - 64 (1971)
Home County: Polk
Vernon N. Bennett
Polk County


VERNON BENNETT was born on August 18, 1936 in Winterset, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Harry Bennett. Vernon graduated from East High School and lived in the Polk County area his entire life.

Vernon worked as a truck driver and was an active union leader. He served as business representative, vice-president, and president of Teamsters Union 147 in Des Moines. Vernon also worked as a real estate agent.

Vernon loved politics and was an avid NASCAR fan. He particularly enjoyed the races at Talladega. He also was a fan of the Iowa Hawkeyes and the Chicago Bears.

A Democrat, Mr. Bennett was a member of the Sixty-second, Sixty-third and Sixty-fourth General Assemblies. (1967-1972)

Vernon Bennett died on November 30, 2008 at the age of 72.

Now, Therefore, Be It Resolved By The House Of Representatives Of The Eighty-Third General Assembly Of Iowa, That in the passing of the Honorable Vernon Bennett, 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.