Representative Virgil E. Corey View All Years

Compiled Historical Information
Date of Death: 7/27/2008
Birth Place: Morning Sun, Iowa
Birth County: Louisa
Party Affiliation: Republican
Assemblies Served:
House: 68 (1979)
69 (1981)
70 (1983)
71 (1985) - 72 (1987)
Home County: Louisa
Virgil E. Corey
Louisa County


VIRGIL EDWIN COREY, SR, was born September 23, 1916 in Morning Sun, Iowa, the son of John L. and Maxine Martin Corey. Virgil attended Morning Sun Grade School and graduated from Morning Sun High School in 1933. He attended Cornell College and earned a B.S. in Agricultural Education from Iowa State University in 1942.

Virgil and Elsie farmed and Virgil taught vocational agriculture in Manilla, Coggon, Mediapolis and Lone Tree.

His work in the community included service as president of the Eastern Iowa Power and Light Cooperative and as president of the Louisa County Farm Bureau. Virgil was also a Louisa County District Soils Commissioner, a member of the Louisa County Board of Review and a member of the Southeast Iowa Regional Planning Commission.

Prior to and during his service in the House, Virgil was a long-time Lay Leader of the Wapello United Methodist Church and Lay Delegate to the Iowa Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church. In recent years, Virgil was an officer and had a jail ministry at the Solid Rock Baptist Church. He was also a member of the Masonic Order.

A Republican, Mr. Corey was a member of the Sixty-eighth, Sixty-ninth, Sixty-ninth Extra, Sixty-ninth Second-extra, Seventieth, Seventy-first and Seventy-second General Assemblies. (1979-1988)

Virgil Edwin Corey died on July 27, 2008 at the age of 91.

Now, Therefore, Be It Resolved By The House Of Representatives Of The Eighty-Third General Assembly Of Iowa, That in the passing of the Honorable Virgil Edwin Corey, 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.