Senator Thomas A. Lind View All Years

Compiled Historical Information
Date of Death: 1/1/1986
Party Affiliation: Republican
Assemblies Served:
Senate: 70 (1983) - 71 (1985)
House: 67 (1977)
68 (1979) - 69 (1981)
Home County: Black Hawk
Thomas A. Lind
Black Hawk County


MR. PRESIDENT: Thomas Lind was born June 29, 1918, in Burlington, Iowa, sonof John Albert and Amanda America Lind. He passed away January 1, 1986 in Waterloo, Iowa, at the age of 67.

Mr. Lind graduated from the University of Iowa. He was a member of the University of Iowa men’s basketball team from 1937 to 1940, lettered for three years and was named captain in 1940. He served in the army in World War II and in the European Operations Theater before being discharged in 1945. Mr. Lind earned his Master’s degree at the University of Iowa in 1947 and he held a permanent professional teacher’s certificate.

Mr. Lind was married to Barbara Schupp on July 18, 1944 and they had six children, Tom, Tim and Jim, all of Waterloo, Peter of Edina, Minnesota, Patrick of Iowa City and Marijo Petullo of Northbrook, Illinois; and 18 grandchildren.

Mr. Lind was elected to the Iowa House of Representatives in 1977. After serving two and one-half terms, he was elected in 1981 to the Iowa Senate. Senator Lind served three years for the 13th Senatorial district. During the years he served the Iowa Legislature, Senator Lind represented his constituents in the interests of education as Chair of the Education Appropriations Subcommittee and also as a ranking member of the Education standing committee.

Senator Lind was a member of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church and was a member of the Holy Name Society; a former officer and board member of both the Black Hawk Officials Association and Big Five Athletic Conference as well as the Iowa High School Athletic Directors. While at Iowa he was a member of the Beta Theta Pi fraternity. Senator Lind was a past vice-president of the board of directors of the Waterloo Community Schools, a former member of the AEA VII board of directors, and a director of Lind Brothers Motor Corporation Limited. He also served on the Waterloo School Board, Education Agency Board and was a former Summer Recreation Program coordinator for the Waterloo Recreation Commission. He was a member of Knights of Columbus and recently was elected to the Columbus High School Hall of Fame and the University of Iowa National Letterman’s Advisory Council.

NOW THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE SENATE OF THE SEVENTY-FIRST GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF IOWA: That in the passing of the Honorable Thomas A. Lind, the State has lost an honored citizen and a faithful and useful public servant, and that the Senate, by this resolution, expresses its appreciation of his service to his community, state and nation and tenders its sympathy and kindest regards to members of his family.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED: That a copy of this resolution be spread upon the Journal of the Senate and that the Secretary of the Senate be instructed to forward an enrolled copy to the family of the deceased.