Representative Ruhl Maulsby View All Years

Compiled Historical Information
Date of Death: 2/24/1996
Birth Place: Rockwell City, Iowa
Birth County: Calhoun
Party Affiliation: Republican
Assemblies Served:
House: 68 (1979) - 74 (1991)
Home County: Calhoun
Ruhl Maulsby
Calhoun County


Mr. Speaker: Your committee appointed to prepare a suitable resolution commemorating the life, character and public service of the late Honorable Ruhl Maulsby submits the following Memorial.

The son of Irvin and Eva Maulsby, Mr. Maulsby was born October 18, 1923 in Rockwell City, Iowa, married Mary Ellen Bawden in 1944 and was the father of 2 daughters and 2 sons.

Ruhl Maulsby attended Garfield Township grade schools and was a 1940 graduate of Rockwell City High School. Following graduation, Mr. Maulsby was engaged in farming and was the owner-operator of a livestock farm since 1948. He was a member of the Rockwell City United Methodist Church, Iowa Property Taxpayers Association, Cattlemen’s Association, Soybeans Association, Iowa Corn Growers, People United for Rural Education and the Lions Club. He was a Master Pork Producer in 1965, was past president and voting delegate of the county Farm Bureau, a former member of the Rockwell City School Board, Rockwell City Exposition Board and the Calhoun County Compensation Board.

Mr. Maulsby, a Calhoun County Republican, was elected to the Iowa House of Representatives in 1979 and served in the Sixty-eighth, Sixty-ninth, Seventieth, Seventy-first, Seventy-second, Seventy-third and Seventy-fourth General Assemblies, and was especially interested in education and Regents bonding.

Mr. Maulsby, a lifelong resident of rural Calhoun County, passed away on February 24, 1996 and is survived by his wife, Mary Ellen, two sons, Noel and Mark, both of Rockwell City; and two daughters, Jean Barker of Marshall, Minnesota and Jane Spencer of Rockwell City. Also surviving are 12 grandchildren and 4 great­grandchildren; and one brother, George of Omaha, Nebraska.

Now Therefore, Be It Resolved by the House of Representatives of the Seventy-seventh General Assembly of Iowa, That in the passing of the honorable Ruhl Maulsby, the State has lost an honored citizen and a faithful 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.