Senator James R. Riordan View All Years

Compiled Historical Information
Birth Place: Boone, IA
Birth County: Boone
Birth Country: USA
Party Affiliation: Democrat
Assemblies Served:
Senate: 71 (1985) - 75 (1993)
Home County: Dallas
James R. Riordan
Dallas County
Born on December 31, 1949 and raised on a farm in Boone County, son of J.R. and Therese Riordan. Graduated Ryan High School, Boone, 1968. B.S. degree, Iowa State University, 1975. Married Rhonda Quade, May 31, 1975. Two children: Laura and Will. Farmed for seven years; presently owner of Ashworth Acres Nursery Company, Inc., near Waukee. Former Administrative Assistant, Lt. Governor Bob Anderson; former Congressional Aide, U.S. Senator Tom Harkin; former Staff Director, Senate Democratic Caucus. Member: Iowa Nurserymen's Association, American Association of Nurserymen, Waukee Business Club. Attends Maple Grove United Methodist Church, Waukee. Elected to Senate, 1985; reelected November, 1986. Second term.