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

RICHARD W. WELDEN

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.

CLARK McNEAL

JOHN H. CONNORS

ROGER A. HALVORSON

Committee

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