Senator Thomas Mann View All Years

Compiled Historical Information
Party Affiliation: Democrat
Assemblies Served:
Senate: 70 (1983) - 73 (1989)
Home County: Polk
Thomas Mann
Polk County
Birth: December 15, 1949, Haywood County, Tennessee. Parents: Thomas and Flossie Mann. Education: Graduated West High School in Madison County, Tennessee, 1967; B.S. in political science from Tennessee State University, Nashville, Tennessee, 1971; J.D. from University of Iowa, 1974. Activities: Appointed Iowa assistant attorney general, 1974 and 1980. Appointed executive director, Iowa Civil Rights Commission, 1976. Member: Iowa Bar Association, Iowa National Bar Association, Polk County Bar Association. Board of Directors of the Des Moines branch NAACP. First black elected to Iowa Senate. Term: Second.