Representative Donald R. Platt View All Years

Compiled Historical Information
Date of Death: 7/29/2002
Birth Place: Eldridge, Iowa
Birth County: Scott
Party Affiliation: Republican
Assemblies Served:
House: 71 (1985) - 72 (1987)
Home County: Muscatine
Donald R. Platt
Muscatine County


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

Donald R. Platt was born on September 9, 1923 in Eldridge. He was the son of Ralph and Anne Platt. He graduated from Letts High School in 1942. He married Dorothy McGill of Letts, in 1945.

Mr. Platt served in the Air Force from 1942-1946. He served on the Muscatine Police Department from 1948-1951 followed by 25 years with the Iowa State Patrol. He was a Muscatine City Council member from 1978-1981 and mayor from 1982-1984.

Mr. Platt was a member of the Elks, Masons, Shrine, Transportation and Communications Policy Committee, National League of Cities, Board Area Substance Abuse, Izaak Walton League, and was Director of the Southeast Iowa League.

Mr. Platt, a Republican, served two terms in the House of Representatives from 1985-1988.

Now Therefore, Be It Resolved By The House Of Representatives Of The Eightieth General Assembly Of Iowa, That in the passing of the Honorable Donald R. Platt, 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.