Senator James R. Riordan View All Years

Compiled Historical Information
Birth Place: Boone, IA
Birth County: Boone
Birth Country: USA
Party Affiliation: Democrat
Assemblies Served:
Senate: 71 (1985) - 75 (1993)
Home County: Dallas
James R. Riordan
Dallas County
Birth: December 31,1949, and raised on a farm in Boone County. Parents: J.R. and Therese Riordan. Education: Graduated Ryan High School, Boone, 1968; B.S., Iowa State University, 1975. Spouse: Rhonda Quade, 1975. Children: 2 daughters: Laura and Elizabeth; 1 son, Will. Activities: Farmed for 7 years. Grants and contracts researcher and writer for Des Moines Area Community College. Former administrative assistant, Lt. Governor Bob Anderson. Former Congressional aide, U.S. Senator Tom Harkin. Former staff director, Senate Democratic Caucus. Member: Iowa Farmers Union and Maple Grove United Methodist Church, Waukee. Charter member, Iowa Farm Unity Coalition. Elected to Iowa Senate in special election, 1985. Term: Third.