Representative Myron B. Oxley View All Years

Compiled Historical Information
Date of Death: 3/14/2002
Birth Place: Marion, Iowa
Birth County: Linn
Party Affiliation: Democrat
Assemblies Served:
House: 61 (1965)
67 (1977) - 71 (1985)
Home County: Linn
Myron B. Oxley
Linn County


MR. SPEAKER: Your committee, appointed to prepare a suitable resolution commemorating the life, character, and public service of the late Honorable Myron B. “Mike” Oxley begs to submit the following Memorial:

Mr. Oxley was born on September 14, 1922 in Marion, Iowa. He was the son of Ralph and Mary Oxley. He owned and operated a grain and livestock farm with his brother. He loved the land that has been in his family for over 160 years, purchased by a land patent in 1838. Mr. Oxley was a 50-year member of Masonic Lodge No. 6 A.F. & A.M. of Marion, was a member of the Linn County Co-op and was the longest serving member of the Linn County Democratic Central Committee, serving from 1960 to 2000. He served on the Ways and Means Committee and fought for property tax relief.

Mr. Oxley, a democrat, served six terms in the House of Representatives from 1965-1966 and 1977-1986.

Mr. Oxley passed away March 14, 2002. He is survived by his wife Jean; two daughters, Janice Di Dominick of Chicago, Illinois and JoAnne Draper of Omaha, Nebraska; a son, Ralph of Sergeant Bluff; a brother, John Oxley of Marion; and three grandchildren.

Therefore, Be It Resolved By The House Of Representatives Of The Seventy-Ninth General Assembly Of Iowa, That in the passing of the Honorable Myron B. “Mike” Oxley, 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.