Representative Daniel P. Fogarty View All Years

Compiled Historical Information
Date of Death: 11/28/1999
Party Affiliation: Democrat
Assemblies Served:
House: 70 (1983)
71 (1985)
72 (1987)
73 (1989)
74 (1991) - 75 (1993)
Home County: Palo Alto
Daniel P. Fogarty
Palo Alto County


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

Daniel Patrick Fogarty was born August 21, 1924, near Rodman, Iowa. He was the son of William and Lorena (Neary) Fogarty. He married Gertrude Kliegl in 1946.

He graduated from Rodman in 1942. Daniel served in the U.S. Navy from 1943 to 1946 during WWII. Daniel farmed near Cylinder for many years retiring in 1997. He also was employed by Hite Implement from 1946 to 1952. He served as the Assessor and was on the Palo Alto County Board of Supervisors from 1976 to 1980. He served on the Cylinder Bank Board and the Cylinder Elevator Board. He was on the Palo Alto County Fair Board and had been active with the fair for thirty years. He was an advocate for the elderly serving on the Northwest Aging Association Board, the Palo Alto County Council on Aging and Older Iowans Legislature. He served on the Horizons Unlimited Board for three years and had been the chairman of the Democratic party for Palo Alto County.

Mr. Fogarty was a member of Holy Family Parish and Knights of Columbus in Emmetsburg. He was also a member of a V.F.W. Post #2295 in Emmetsburg and American Legion Post #1 in Spencer.

A Democrat, Mr. Fogarty was a member of the Seventieth, Seventy-first, Seventy-second, Seventy-third, Seventy-fourth, and Seventy-fifth General Assemblies.

Mr. Fogarty died November 28, 1999, at PARC Hall in Emmetsburg, Iowa at the age of 75. Survivors include his wife, Gertrude of Cylinder, Iowa; three brothers, Keyron of Cylinder, Iowa, Terrance of Emmetsburg, Iowa, and Martin of Lincoln, Nebraska; two sisters, Joan Fox of Omaha, Nebraska and Rosella Rosacker of Spencer, Iowa; several nieces and nephews; as well as many other relatives and friends.

Now Therefore, Be It Resolved by the House of Representatives of the Seventy-eighth General Assembly of Iowa, That in the passing of the Honorable Daniel P. Fogarty, 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.