Representative Richard W. Welden View All Years

Compiled Historical Information
Date of Death: 6/12/1992
Birth Place: Iowa Falls, Iowa
Birth County: Hardin
Party Affiliation: Republican
Assemblies Served:
House: 62 (1967)
63 (1969)
64 (1971)
65 (1973)
66 (1975)
67 (1977)
68 (1979)
69 (1981)
70 (1983) - 71 (1985)
Home County: Hardin
Richard W. Welden
Hardin County


Mr. Speaker: Your committee, appointed to prepare a suitable resolution commemorating the life, character, and public service of the late Honorable Richard W. Welden, begs leave to submit the following Memorial:

Richard W. Welden was born July 11, 1908 in Iowa Falls, Iowa. In 1935 he married Ruth Wulkau and they had one son and one daughter.

A graduate of Iowa Falls Schools, he attended Ellsworth Community College and graduated from Iowa State University in 1931, where he was a member of the Tau Beta Pi and Phi Kappa Phi academic honor societies as well as the Acacia fraternity. As a civil engineer, he worked on the Alaskan Highway during World War II. Mr. Welden was a member of numerous social and civic organizations. He was past president and honorary life member of Associated General Contractors of Iowa and a life member of the American Society of Civil Engineers; was a member of the Methodist Church, Rotary, Elks, and Farm Bureau; was a former member and president of Iowa Falls School Board and Iowa Falls Planning Commission; was a member on the advisory board of Pioneer Federal Savings, Iowa Falls Branch, and Director of Iowa Falls State Bank.

A Republican, Mr. Welden represented Hardin County during the Sixty-second, Sixty-third, Sixty-fourth, Sixty-fifth, Sixty-sixth, Sixty-seventh, Sixty-seventh Extra, Sixty-eighth, Sixty-ninth, Sixty-ninth Extra, Sixty-ninth Second Extra , Seventieth and Seventy-first General Assemblies.

Richard W. Welden died June 12, 1992. He is survived by his wife, Ruth; his son, Jerrold ; his daughter, Sandra Peterson; and his brother, Robert, all of Iowa Falls; his sisters, Janet Blum of Perquot Lakes, Minnesota and Rosemary Whiteley of Fort Lauderdale, Florida; twelve grandchildren, seven step-grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren and eight step-great-grandchildren.

Now Therefore, Be It Resolved by the House of Representatives of the Seventy-fifth General Assembly of Iowa, That in the passing of the Honorable Richard W. Welden, the State has lost an honored citizen and a faithful and useful public servant, and the House by this Resolution would ex press 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.